Table S Electives - Arts and Social Sciences Descriptions

Electives A-C

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Table S Electives - Arts and Social Sciences

FASS3500 Service Learning in Indigenous Communities

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Weekend pre-placement preparation program (including cultural competency workshops) 10 day community placement 5 day optional return trip to the community at the end of semester, for students to present their final reports to the community. 4 x two hour post-placement seminars/workshops Assessment: Interdisciplinary Group Work (10%), 1x3000wd Group Project Report (40%), 1 x Community Engagement (10%), 1x1500wd Reflective Essay (20%), 1 x500wd Pre-placement Preparation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed for students in their intermediary year(s) of undergraduate studies and provides them with the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary project in one of the University's Indigenous Service Learning Hubs. Students will work on real-world projects that have been prioritised and identified by Indigenous communities, applying their disciplinary expertise and gaining valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries.
SRSU3100 Reimagining the Future of Learning Innovation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: week 1, 2, 5-11 (2 hr seminar per week, week 2, 5-11 can be attended online via a web platform or face-to-face) week 3 and 12 (4 hr seminar per week, face-to-face) Assessment: contributions to discussions (50%), horizon scanning report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides students with a unique opportunity to gain research experience and deep insight into the future of learning. Students will conduct research on emerging trends in this area together with experts from a wide range of disciplines. Through a series of online discussions and face-to-face seminars, students will expand their understanding of how innovations from diverse disciplinary fields-such as Information Technology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Architecture, Anthropology, and Economics-contribute to new ways of learning across formal and informal educational settings as well as organisational contexts. The work produced will contribute to the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation's report on recent innovations and opportunities for improving teaching and learning titled 'Re-imagining the future of learning'.
SRSU3101 The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July Classes: 2x2hr seminar/week, 2x2hr workshop/week for 3 weeks Assessment: 1x1000wd workshop report (20%), 1x30min group presentation (30%), 1x3000wd research proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit, comprising seminars and practical workshops, provides students with a unique opportunity to bridge the disciplinary divides between social science and medical science, by collaboratively exploring how social and neurobiological factors comodulate (dynamically interweave) in processes of learning and wellbeing.
SRSU3102 Planetary Thinking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x seminar week before semester two begins, 2 x half-day workshops in week 5 and week 10 semester two. Assessment: seminar and workshop attendance and interaction, including seminar work 50%, final presentation 50% Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed for third year students to explore the process of developing a research problem. Students will work with leading researchers from multiple disciplines to engage 'planetary thinking'. At the core of this new thinking is an approach to academic knowledge production that crosses disciplinary boundaries and takes into account the profound challenges facing humanity in times of 'planetary boundaries'. The first part of the course will introduce students to the idea of 'planetary thinking' through a critical engagement with methods and concepts from across disciplines. In the second part of the course, students will apply 'planetary thinking' to an individual project, tackling a concrete issue from within the students' respective disciplines. This will be done through guided research that will be presented in the student-led workshops in weeks 5 and 10. At the end of the course, students will be assessed on a presentation of their 'planetary' approach to a research problem which they should present in a form that reaches an audience beyond the academy. A special web platform will be provided for this purpose. Participation in this unit will require students to submit an application. Where appropriate, and with the approval of the relevant faculty, this unit may be counted as an elective for a major.
SRSU3103 Researching Social Issues in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 2 hour seminars, online modules, readings and work, 4 hours pre-departure training session, 16 hours in-country field school experience. Assessment: 4 x online modules (10%), 1000 word annotated biography (15%), final presentation (25%), final paper (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Field experience Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for third year students and provides an opportunity to explore the process of preparing, designing and undertaking interdisciplinary research. Students will work a leading researcher(s) to explore a particular social issue in Southeast Asia. Examples of issues include: disability and inclusion, political identity, migration, and urbanization. Based on inputs from seminars, readings and online modules, students will work in multidisciplinary groups to develop their own research question in relation to the social issue and then undertake research to complete a final paper that addresses this question. This experience will allow students to apply their disciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills to a cutting edge research problem, as well as developing skills in research design, field work methodology, and their understanding of research ethics. A core component of this unit is a short-term research trip to Southeast Asia, supervised by a relevant faculty member. Students must be available to attend a pre-departure training session as well as two weeks in Southeast Asia over the Summer (following Semester 2). Participation in this unit will require students to submit an online application and required departmental permission. Students can find application details for this unit on the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) website under the 'Field Schools and Exchanges' section [https://sydney. edu. au/sydney-southeast-asia-centre/education/field-schools-and-exchanges. html].

Subject Areas A-C

These units of study are Table S Electives available in the following subject areas:

American Studies

AMST1001 Global America

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 2x1000wd essays (2x30%), tutorial participation (10%) and 1x1.5 hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
Why does America have so much influence globally? What is the nature of this influence? And what are the consequences of this influence? What are the nature and consequences of the influence of the rest of the world on America? Why given America's global influence, and globalisation in general, does America remain such an insular society? This unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to these questions with a focus primarily on the United States in the 21st century.
AMST1202 Hashtag America: Media, Technology, Industry

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x750wd Media practice analysis (15%), 1x750wd Research essay proposal (15%), 1x2000wd Research essay (45%), 1x1000wd equivalent Group presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit examines the scope and impact of American media. Google, Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, Instagram: the American nation is constructed and consumed through its media technologies, beamed around the world as "content. " This unit will consider the relationship between US media industries and the stories we consume. It surveys multiple forms and formats, including cinema, television, radio, podcasts, literature, and social media. Students will be encouraged to examine their own media habits and practices, as well as understand how the US projects an image of itself through its media industries.
AMST2606 Stand Up USA: American Comedy and Humour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies Assessment: 1x500wd Essay Proposal (20%), 1x2500wd Research Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home Exercise (30%), Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle, this unit charts comedy's discussions of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and of party and identity politics in the form of parody and satire. Influenced by ethnic, minority, and working-class cultures, comedy challenged and transformed existing norms of American family and institutions, and American identity, sex, and gender. Through forms such as literature, television, stand-up, cinema, and new media, students will learn that comedy provided a space for resistance, profit, and community.
AMST2701 American Dreams

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies Prohibitions: AMST2601 Assessment: 1x 1500 wds Reading Response (30%), 1x 10 min In-class presentation (15%), 1x 2000 wds Research Essay (40%), x Tutorial Participation notes (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit introduces students to the complex richness of 'Americanness' and prepares them for the Major in American Studies. Divided into historically grounded modules (Race; Religion; Gender; Politics; Region), the unit will approach each from a variety of angles: the historiographical, the literary, the cultural, the political, the cinematic. It will open lines of interrelation between historical and imaginary forms in the construction and ongoing redefinition of the United States.
AMST3601 American Perspectives

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior Credit Points in American Studies including AMST2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies Assessment: 2x250wd seminar discussion activity (15%), 1x3500wd research paper (65%), 1x500wd equivalent presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This capstone unit will present key texts in the shaping of an American intellectual tradition. It considers classic and contemporary debates in American society, and the way American Studies, as a field, deals with these long-standing arguments in innovative and challenging ways. Drawing perspectives from history, literature, politics and sociology, it prepares students to do sophisticated research work, to analyse complex
cultural issues, and to employ the diverse methods of American Studies toward an in-depth understanding of the nation in a global context.
USSC1201 America and Australia: the issues compared

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x 500wd Tutorial reflection exercise (10%), 1x 2hr Exam (40%), 2x 2000wd Comparison essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
In this unit we explore major American social issues by comparing them with similar issues in Australia. What makes America different? How do personal rights, from gun rights to LGBTI rights, work differently in the two countries? What differences and similarities exist on issues like race and mass incarceration? How much do we either exaggerate or downplay political differences between the United States and ourselves?
USSC1602 US Politics: Presidents, Elections and Laws

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr Lecture, 1x1hr Tutorial per week Prohibitions: USSC2602 Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x2hr Exam (45%), 1x2500 Major Paper (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit introduces students to US political institutions and political culture. The unit will examine the electoral system and recent presidential elections as well as presidencies from 1960 onwards. It will explore US public policies in the area of race, welfare, and criminal justice and analyse how policy ideas and proposals come into law. It will also introduce the dominant ideologies in US politics. By the end of the unit students will have a comprehensive understanding of American Domestic politics.
USSC1604 Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: 1x2hr Lecture, 1x1hr Tutorial per week Prohibitions: USSC2604 Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x500wd Group Presentation (10%), 1x2500wd Research Paper (40%), 1x1000wd Research Paper Proposal (25%), 1x500wd Annotated Bibliography (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: University-wide
This unit explores the cultural history of and intersections between sexuality, race and rock music in the United States from Elvis to Beyonce. Influenced by black and working-class cultures, and with sexuality embedded in its form and practice, rock music challenged and transformed existing norms of family, sex and gender. Through subjects including Black women, glam rock, and disco, we will learn that rock music, far from frivolous, provided a realm for rebellion, freedom, community and profit.
USSC2601 US in the World: Policies and Strategies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies Assessment: 1x500 word reaction paper (15%); 1x midterm exam (30%); 1x 2500 word policy report (40%); participation (15%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit of study introduces students to the key global transformations of the contemporary era, focusing on the role of the United States amid the challenges posed by: globalisation, free trade, the rise of Islamic extremism, nuclear proliferation, and the emergence of China and India as world powers. The unit is designed to give students the ability to look behind today's news headlines to understand the underlying forces driving them, particularly the behaviour and views of key policy makers and opinion leaders.
USSC2602 US Politics: Elections, Presidents, Laws

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies Prohibitions: USSC1602 Assessment: 1x2000-2500wd major paper (45%), 1x2hr exam (45%) and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit introduces students to US political institutions and political culture. The unit will examine the electoral system and recent presidential elections as well as presidencies from 1960 onwards. It will explore US public policies in the area of race, welfare, and criminal justice and analyse how policy ideas and proposals come into law. It will also introduce the dominant ideologies in US politics. By the end of the unit students will have a comprehensive understanding of American Domestic politics.
USSC2604 Sex, Race and Rock: US Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: Annotated bibliography (500wds) (15%) research paper proposal (1000wds) (25%) research paper (2500wds) (40%) group presentation (500wds) (10%) class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: University-wide
This unit explores the cultural history of and intersections between sexuality, race and rock music in the United States from Elvis to Beyonce. Influenced by black and working-class cultures, and with sexuality embedded in its form and practice, rock music challenged and transformed existing norms of family, sex and gender. Through subjects including women of colour, glam rock, disco and hip hop, students will learn that rock music provided a realm for rebellion, freedom, community and profit and has transformed the United States.
USSC3601 Public Opinion and Voting in the U.S.

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2 hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points and USSC2602) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd research project paper (30%), 1x1hr mid-term exam (30%), 1x500wd research project proposal (10%), 1x500wd project presentation (10%), reading responses (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit explores political beliefs and behaviour in the United States. Using survey studies, we explore what Americans know and believe about politics, how their attitudes are formed, and how and why they vote. We look at voting patterns in recent elections and examine how these have been affected by attitudes towards race and party identification.
USSC3603 Dissent and Protest in America

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecturer/week 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x3000wd Research Essay (40%), 1x500wd Research Question/Proposal/Bibliography (20%), Tutorial Participation (10%), 4x250wd Tutorial Questions (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This unit surveys the long history of social movements and protest in the U. S. . Beginning with 19th Century movements against slavery, the course charts the way everyday Americans came together to make demands on the state, the economy, and American culture. From abolitionism, students move onto close study of the history of American feminism, Civil Rights, agrarian revolt, the labor movement, antiwar politics, gay liberation, Chicano rights, and grassroots conservatism with an eye toward commonalities and divergences in protest strategy and a close attention to the historical contexts in which various movements arose and their long-term effects on American society. The unit will utilize the insights of the disciplines of history, sociology, political science, anthropology, communication studies, and philosophy in order to build on inter- and multi-disciplinary studies of social movement in the U. S. -one of the main subjects of deep fascination that has engaged the multitude of the humanistic social sciences and encouraged debate between them as well as interdisciplinary cross-fertilization.
USSC3703 US Studies Internship

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr one on one meeting with Internship Co-coordinator throughout semester, 2 days per week practical workplace placement Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies Assessment: 1x 1000 Research Project Proposal (30%), 1x 500 wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 3000 wds Research Project Paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through an internship in an American-based or affiliated business, government, or non-government organisation located in Australia or the US. Assessment includes a research project with proposal, essay and presentation tied to the internship experience.
USSC3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: University-wide
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Ancient Greek

GRKA1600 Introduction to Ancient Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or GRKA2620 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA1601 Introduction to Ancient Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 or GRKA2621 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA1600, enabling students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.
GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Greek or GRKA1601 or GRKA2621 Prohibitions: GRKA2603 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit consolidates the knowledge of Greek acquired in GRKA1601, GRKA2621 or by advanced study of Greek at school. It involves both formal language study, including practice in unseen translation and prose composition, and the close reading of extended extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts. Increasing attention will be paid to the literary qualities, style, generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to their grammar and syntax.
GRKA2601 Intermediate Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit builds further on language knowledge and translation skills acquired in GRKA2600, and develops skills in the literary study of Greek texts. It will involve the close reading of extended extracts from classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, as well as practice in writing in Greek. Attention will be paid to style, literary and narrative technique, and the generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar and syntax.
GRKA2620 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1600 or GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA2621 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA2620 or GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1601 or GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA2620, enabling senior-level students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.
GRKA3007 Later Greek Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Assessment: 1x2hr examination (45%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 4x 125wd unseen translations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Hellenistic period was a time of great literary innovation and refinement coupled with intense experimentation and intertextual dialogue with the authors and masterworks of the Classical past. In this unit we will advance the study of Greek literary language and form through the close study of selections from the epic, elegiac, and melic poetry of the post-Classical period.
GRKA3008 Greek Comedy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 4x125wd unseen translations (10%), 1x2hr final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Of the vast production of ancient Greek comic drama only a few plays of two poets survive nearly intact. Aristophanes and Menander each represent a distinct style and phase of comic production in antiquity and became the opposed prototypes for virulent political satire or subtle comedies of manners for all subsequent ages of European drama and literature. In this unit we will read one or more plays by Aristophanes and Menander to examine their distinctive language, form and dramaturgical style.
Textbooks
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GRKA3009 Early Greek Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Prohibitions: GRKA3606 Assessment: 4x125wd unseen translations (10%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x2000wd exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Sometimes called The Age of Lyric Poetry, the late seventh to mid fifth century BC set the standard in Graeco-Roman antiquity for a wide variety of poetic genres; iambus, elegy, hymn, melic poetry, epigram and epinician. We will read representative pieces in a variety of genres from the work of Archilochus, Alcman, Alcaeus, Sappho, Pindar, Simonides, Bacchylides and others. We will explore the language, form and performance contexts of these genres as well as the social context that gave rise to so great and diverse an outburst of creative activity.
Textbooks
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GRKA3602 Greek Epic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Corequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the poems of Hesiod are the classics of the classics. This unit offers an introduction to the language style and content of the Greek epics which served as the foundations of Greek cultural identity and are the primary textual sources for Bronze Age Geometric and Archaic Greek language religion, history, and thought.
Textbooks
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GRKA3603 Greek Literature and History

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The histories of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and the speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, and Demades are our primary sources for the political and social history of Athens and Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. This unit offers a close reading of historical and rhetorical texts and detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3604 Greek Literature and Philosophy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%), 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of select classics of Greek philosophy with particular attention to the genres of philosophical expression and the linguistic, cultural and ideological background to Greek philosophical thought. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
Textbooks
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GRKA3605 Greek Tragedy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week Prerequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 4x125wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have a performance tradition in antiquity of nearly a thousand years and remain the enduring classics of the modern theatre. This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of one or more Greek plays and an introduction to the literary, social and performance contexts of the ancient theatre, its language and its genres. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Ancient History

ANHS1600 Foundations for Ancient Greece

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANHS1003 Assessment: 1x2500wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x1500wd research exercise (30%), 1x500wd equiv creative exercise (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
European culture, ideas, institutions and practices¿literary genres, art, philosophy, historiography, democracy, political society and theory, war, law, science, mathematics, medicine, sport¿the list is long¿all have their beginnings in Ancient Greece. In this introductory unit basic foundations will be laid for the study of the Ancient Greeks and their world. Focus will be less upon events and individuals and more on the themes that run through the forms of Greek thought and society from the early Archaic period (750 BCE) to the beginning of the Hellenistic period after the death of Alexander the Great (300 BCE).
ANHS1601 Foundations for Ancient Rome

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANHS1004 or ANHS1005 Assessment: 1x500wd exercise (10%), participation (15%), 1x1500wd research exercise (35%) and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
From Spain to Turkey, from Britain to Africa, ancient Rome has left physical and cultural reminders of its role as ancient superpower. This unit of study will introduce you to the city of Rome itself, its turbulent history, its empire and its vibrant culture. It will provide a springboard for further studies in history, archaeology and literature. It is informed by a cross-disciplinary approach that combines a variety of perspectives to achieve a holistic view of the ancient world.
ANHS1602 Greek and Roman Myth

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CLCV1001 Assessment: 10x100wd online quizzes (20%), tutorial participation (10%), 1x1.5hr (1500wd equivalent) final exam (30%),1x1000wd group workshop and presentation (20%), 1x1000wd written exercise (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Stories about Greek and Roman gods, heroes, and monsters occupy an important place in Western culture. Greco-Roman mythology is the fount of inspiration for masterpieces of art, music, and literature. This unit examines these enduring ancient narratives, symbols, and mythical ideas in their historical, cultural and religious context. Learn about the manifold meanings of myth, its transformations and transgressions, its uses and abuses from antiquity to the present day.
ANHS2603 Ancient Greek Democracies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History or History OR 6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either Classical Studies, Latin, Greek (Ancient) or Archaeology Prohibitions: ANHS2003 Assessment: 1x2 hour exam (40%), 1x2500 word class paper (50%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit studies the rise and working of democracy in ancient Greece, examining Athens from the time of Solon through the fifth century and into the fourth century B.C. We shall look at the history of Athens and her relation to other cities, and evaluate the evidence of historians and of inscriptions. Athenian political institutions and social history, including the role of the theatre, looking at both tragedy and comedy, the role of other festivals and the law and the lives of the elite and the "forgotten people", such as women and slaves, will be considered.
ANHS2606 The City of Rome: History and Landscape

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive January Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 6 Junior credit points in ANHS and 6 credit points in any of Ancient History, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Greek (Ancient) or Latin or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology Assessment: 1x500wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x2000wd research essay (35%), 1x500wd oral tutorial presentation (15%), 1x1500wd final exercise (25%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
'The city, stick to the city, and live in its light.' (Cicero) This unit will explore the rich history of Rome's urban landscape from the middle Republic (c.200BCE) to the early fourth century CE. We will examine the ways in which the physical city interacted with and even affected the political, religious and cultural life of the Romans and how the great monuments of Empire were eventually destroyed, recovered and reinvented by later ages.
ANHS2609 Alexander and the Hellenistic World

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The legacy of Alexander the Great is often defined as one of military conquest. However it was also an age when scholars revolutionized the way poetry was written, artists found new ways of representing the body in extraordinarily life-like terms, and radical new philosophies competed for hearts and minds. From Greece to Afghanistan we will explore a wonderfully diverse and vibrant world that was as much united by culture and learning as it was statecraft and steel.
ANHS2610 SPQR: The Senate and the People of Rome

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History Assessment: 1x2000 word class paper (40%), 1x500 word assessment task (10%), 1x2 hour exam (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What kind of society produced the Roman Republic? How did its political institutions develop and to what extent were they unique? How did they stand up to the pressures of external threat, social change, internal dissention and the impact of empire? We will study the partnership of senate and people from 287 to 88BC and ask the Romans whether a society always gets the politicians it deserves.
ANHS2614 The Emperor in the Roman World 14-117 AD

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2500 word essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The first century AD is a fascinating and important period of tension and negotiation between the emperor, senate, and people of Rome. The empire expanded to its physical apogee, and new avenues of power and arenas of competition emerged to transform politics. This unit examines the period 14-117 AD, comprising the reigns of the Julio-Claudians (Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero), Flavians (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian), Nerva, and Trajan. It will treat politics, court culture, the imperial family, foreign policy, conspiracy and propaganda.
ANHS2616 Tragedy and Society in Greece and Rome

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points of ANHS, GRKA, HSTY or LATN OR 6 credit points of ANHS and 6 credit points of ARCA, ENGL, GRKA, HSTY, LATN or PHIL. Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), tutorial presentation (10%), 1x500wd review of performance (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Oedipus, Agamemnon, Medea - tragedy as a genre and as a worldview was invented in Classical Athens and has dominated Western culture ever since. This unit will explore all aspects of tragedy in Athens and Rome from the poetry of its language to the theatricality of its staging, but with particular emphasis on how it reflected and shaped the societies in which it was performed, and engaged with those societies' central concerns: gender, religion and politics, war, justice and ethnicity.
ANHS2618 The Later Roman Empire: AD 284-476

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History Greek Ancient Latin or History or 6 Junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points of either History Latin Greek Ancient Philosophy or Archaeology Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will focus on the transformation of the Classical Mediterranean into the radically different world of Late Antiquity. Through the exploration of topics such as the growth of imperial bureaucracy, the development of court ceremonial, the displacement of polytheism by Christianity, the emergence of new styles of art and literature, and the growing prominence of barbarians, the unit will reveal the vibrancy of a society often erroneously dismissed as a period of decline and fall.
Textbooks
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ANHS2619 The World of Ancient Epic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000-level from any combination of Ancient History, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, English Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial paper (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Ancient epic helped shape the European cultural imagination. These masterpieces treat issues of universal concern: life, death, love, war, fate, the supernatural, and journeys of experience. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are both entertainment and serious explorations of social values. Vergil's Aeneid recounts the foundations of Rome and considers the individual's plight amid unstoppable historical and supernatural forces. Lucan's Civil War presents a disturbing vision of a world descending into chaos. This unit explores in detail these brilliant and influential poems.
Textbooks
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ANHS2635 Augustus and the Roman Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: "2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Ancient History, Greek (Ancient), Latin or History or 6 Junior credit points in Ancient History and 6 Junior credit points in History, Latin, Greek (Ancient), Philosophy or Archaeology Assessment: 1x1000wd textual commentary (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Roman 'revolution' of the First Century BCE involved civil wars, political chaos, lawlessness and violence against civilians. From it emerged a regime which celebrated peace, political harmony, law, justice and the happiness of the citizens. Augustus was at the heart of this change. This unit explores the transformation of the Republic in his lifetime.
ANHS3602 Law and Disorder at Rome

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lectureweek 1x2hr seminarweek Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History History Philosophy Ancient Greek or Latin Assessment: 1000wd Exam 20 x2000wd Research essay 40 x1500wd Criminal case study 30 Participation 10 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
We live in an era in which the interests of national security are balanced against the rule of law In Rome too crisis and emergency whether genuine or the product of partisan rhetoric could threaten the rule of law This unit explores the idea that the collapse of the rule of law engendered the collapse of the Republic whilst also seeking to promote stimulating and topical discussion about the rule of law in democratic societies like our own
Textbooks
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ANHS3608 The Long Fifth Century BCE: 546-371 BCE

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History Assessment: 1x2500wd written assignment (40%), 1x seminar participation (10%), 1x1000wd equivalent seminar group presentation (25%), 1x1000wd short seminar analysis exercise (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The 'long 5th century BCE' (546-371 BCE) is a great watershed in the history of the Ancient World. During this period 'Classical' Greek thought and society established the terms around which European culture and civilisation would define itself for 2500 years. This unit examines the historical contexts of this transformation from its beginnings in the late 6th century BCE-including the Persian crisis, the hegemony of Sparta, the rise and fall of the Athenian Empire and the role of the Western Greeks-to the catastrophe and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE) and the eclipse of Athens and Sparta as the determining poles of Greek history in the first half of the 4th century BCE.
Textbooks
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ANHS3635 Historiography Ancient and Modern

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Prohibitions: ANHS2691 or ANHS2692 or ANHS2612 Assessment: 1x3000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1000wd student-led exercise (30%), 1x500wd writing journal/online discussion board (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Historical consciousness is only one of many differentpathways to understanding the past, one closely associated with the development of 'History' as a literary genre in Ancient Greece. How did this mode of understanding the human past emerge and come to dominate our thinking about past events and processes?What does it mean to explain the past 'historically'? How has history developed its explanations of the actions, behaviours and thoughts of human beings in the past from the Enlightenment to the present? This unit explores the 'history of History' by offering a toolkit for making sense of the wide range of theoretical positions which support historical explanations.
ANHS3636 Hannibal, Carthage and Rome

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points each in either Ancient History or History Assessment: 1x3000wd research essay (60%) and 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will specifically investigate the back-story to one of the greatest confrontations in the history of the Ancient World: the rivalry between Carthage and Rome. It will explore the extent to which it is possible to reclaim the history of Carthage from the grip of hostile Greek and Roman historians. What will emerge is a vibrant and dynamic civilisation that dominated much of the southern and western Mediterranean for over three centuries.
ANHS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Anthropology

ANTH1001 Introduction to Anthropology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANTH1003 Assessment: 1x300wd In-class quiz (5%), 1x900wd Observation exercise (15%), 1x1500wd Take-home midterm (30%), 1x1800wd Essay (40%), x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Anthropologists want to know what makes us human. This unit introduces you to the unique perspective on human experience in cultural anthropology. Anthropologists argue that each individual is incomplete without the input of the shared patterns acquired from one's community. In this class you will learn how anthropologists define the concept of culture, how they use cultural relativism, and how they conduct research through cultural immersion and participatory fieldwork. You will examine several cases that demonstrate the human capacity for cultural diversity, and will understand several of the core topics that anthropologists investigate to capture a society's worldview and way of life.
ANTH1002 Anthropology in the World

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ANTH1004 Assessment: 1x300wd In-class quiz (5%), 1x900wd Observation exercise (15%), 1x1500wd Take-home midterm (30%), 1x1800wd Essay (40%), x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
As humans, culture completes us, but we also create culture through our words and deeds. Social and cultural anthropologists are engaged in both cultural description and cultural criticism: their work contributes to understanding the world and changing it. Anthropologists challenge many dominant beliefs about how the world works. In this class, you will be introduced to the unique perspective of cultural anthropology on human experience through a study of how anthropologists have contributed to debates on contemporary issues of global importance. You will learn how anthropological understandings of culture and society help us to rethink the way we live and the world we inhabit.
ANTH2605 Aboriginal Australia: Cultural Journeys

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies Prohibitions: ANTH2010 or ANTH2025 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial writing task (15%), 1x1500wd unit reading task (30%), 1x2500wd major essay (40%), tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the diversity of cultural practice and worldviews of Aboriginal societies across Australia. It will in particular explore critically how Aboriginal people and practices have been understood, debated and represented in the discipline of anthropology since colonisation.
ANTH2606 Culture and the Unconscious

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000-level in Anthropology Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (70%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This is a unit on psychoanalytic anthropology. With the focus on the unconscious dimension of human cultural existence the unit critically examines the systematic topical, theoretical, ethnographic and historical aspects of this unique field of anthropological inquiry. All psychoanalytic conceptual frameworks are elucidated and assessed through ethno-psychoanalytic work done in different cultural life-worlds. Firmly grounded in detailed ethnographic evidence the unit provides a comprehensive phenomenological-existential validation of the discipline and its contribution to both anthropology and psychoanalysis.
ANTH2620 China: Contemporary Ethnographies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000-level in Anthropology Assessment: 5x100wd reading responses (25%) and 1000wd Essay (25%) and 2500wd Essay (40%) and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Ethnographers from a range of disciplines have been studying Chinese society for decades. In this unit, we will read a selection of recent ethnographic works, focusing on those published within the last fifteen years. This unit will include specific case studies of major contemporary issues in China, to understand how ethnographers use different methods and theories to construct arguments.
ANTH2623 Anthropology of Gender and Sexualities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week or equivalent intensive Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies Prohibitions: ANTH2020 or ANTH2023 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (55%), 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x500wd Tutorial paper and presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores anthropological approaches to genders, gender relations and sexualities in different cultural settings across the world. Students will gain insights into ethnographically informed analysis of local
and global practices and ideas that reproduce, but can also challenge, dominant views of genders and forms of sexuality, and how such views are implicated in structures of inequality that fundamentally shape people's everyday lives and experiences.
ANTH2625 Culture and Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (40%), 1x1400wd Take-home exercise (35%), 1x1-hr multiple-choice exam (15%), 12xweekly 50wd reading notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The 1949 speech by US president, Harry Truman, declared his country's commitment to the 'development' of the Third World, and began what many consider to be development as an institutional approach to non-Western societies. Anthropology, well established in its study of non-Western societies, was able to offer a rich ethnographic insight into the developing world. Combining ethnographic detail with social science concepts, this unit covers topics such as food crisis, land, environment, cities, fair trade, migration, nation-state, NGOs, poverty and informal economy.
ANTH2626 Urban Anthropology

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorail/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology Assessment: 1x1500wd short essay (35%), 1x2500wd summative essay (45%), 5x100wd weekly responses (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
A majority of the world's population live in cities and anthropologists seek to understand urban life and culture. This unit focuses on ethnographic studies of urbanism around the world, including walled cities, slums, urban migrations, environmental transformations and other recent topics in anthropology. Lectures discuss ethnography as research method in urban environments.
Textbooks
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ANTH2627 Medical Anthropology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies Prohibitions: ANTH2027 Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (30%), 1x3000wd Take-home exercise (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Medical anthropology is a comparative and ethnographic response to the global influence of biomedicine within diverse cultural worlds. This unit will examine major theoretical approaches, their respective critiques, and the methods that underpin them. Concepts such as 'health/illness', 'disease', 'well-being', 'life-death', and 'body/mind' will be located in a variety of cultural contexts and their implications for different approaches to diagnosis and treatment considered. The unit will include culturally located case studies of major contemporary health concerns, such as AIDS.
ANTH2629 Race and Ethnic Relations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lectureweek 1x1hr tutorialweek Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies Prohibitions: ANTH2117 Assessment: 1x1000wd short written assignment 30 1x1000wd equivalent group Oral Presentation 15 1x2500wd Essay 45 Tutorial participation 10 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
A comparative study of race and ethnic group relations The unit will consider the history of ideas of race and practices of racialising and their relationship to ethnicity It will draw on studies from various areas including North America the Caribbean Japan and Australia
Textbooks
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ANTH2632 Anthropology of the Body

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology Assessment: 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (25%), 1x2500wd Major Essay (50%), 1x1000wd Tutorial notebook (20%), Tutorial participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The body as a site of culture has been of interest to anthropologists from the inception of the discipline. This unit focuses on the theory and history of developments in anthropological approaches to the body through the study of key texts in a range of theoretical approaches, including Mauss, Marx, Bourdieu, phenomenology and post-structuralism. Each theoretical approach will be matched with classic and contemporary ethnographic readings.
ANTH2653 Economy and Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%) and 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Economic anthropology teaches that there are different kinds of economy, grounded in different forms of value (gift, commodity) and on different rationalities (kinship, chiefly, market). The nature of these differences is explored through ethnographic studies, as are the conflicts that arise from their articulation within a global system. Characterisations of economic practice are as corrupt, irrational, informal, black, profit as the work of the devil, money as bitter are treated as signs of such systemic conflict.
Textbooks
reading lists will be available at the beginning of semester
ANTH2700 Key Debates in Anthropology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Anthropology major Assessment: 1x1400wd review essay (30%), 1x500wd group project (10%), participation (10%), 1x1000wd test (15%), 1x1600wd topic essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to contemporary issues in anthropology and the world. Students will learn approaches to climate change, illness and well-being, human-animal relations, life in cities, new forms of media, work and welfare, inequality, poverty and development, the social life of new digital technologies, the changing character of the family, emergent forms of violence and domination and the new forms of protest and resistance that are occurring in the world today. The unit will provide students informed and practical approaches to contemporary social problems and an appreciation of the different cultural lenses through which they are understood.
Textbooks
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ANTH3601 Contemporary Theory and Anthropology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Anthropology Prohibitions: ANTH3921 or ANTH3922 Assessment: 9x175wd online exercises (25%), 1x2000wd essay 1 (35%), 1x2500wd essay 2 (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit consolidates students' understanding of anthropology as a discipline through: 1) exploring key concepts of anthropological analysis and critique; 2) enhancing knowledge of the ethnographic method and its contemporary challenges; 3) strengthening research skills and experience in formulating a research project.
ANTH3602 Reading Ethnography

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Anthropology Prohibitions: ANTH3611 or ANTH3612 or ANTH3613 or ANTH3614 Assessment: 500wd Research essay outline (10%) and 1500wd Essay (30%) and 4000wd Research essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Ethnography as method is grounded in the 'participant observation' of social practice and the self-understanding of social actors in particular cultural contexts. Ethnography as analysis raises issues of representation and comparison. This unit explores these relationships in regionally and thematically specific debates.
ANTH3603 Melanesian Worlds: Old and New

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Prohibitions: ANTH2603 Assessment: 1x4500wd research essay (60%), 1x1000wd take-home exercise (20%), 500wd weekly reflections (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Melanesia is both a distinctive culture area and, with over 1000 different languages, a site of intense and highly localised cultural variation. This unit will explore the nature of that variation around themes of power, status, gender, secrecy, cosmology and local organization. The unit also examines the impact of this diversity on modern projects of Christianity, state formation and the market economy and the influence this has had on the wider anthropological literature on modernity.
ANTH3604 The Anthropocene

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Assessment: 1x1000wd in-class test (20%), 1x1200wd review essay (30%), 1x1800wd project paper (40%), 1x500wd group work (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Anthropogenic climate change is the primary challenge facing the next generation of leaders. Anthropology's holistic approach to the social world provides key insights into the ways human/environment interactions have caused - and can mitigate - climate change. This unit will explore social/political/cultural aspects of climate change, focusing on current indicators and outcomes, and seek to understand and evaluate different forms of mitigation. The unit will rely on Anthropology's close association with social justice issues, and will focus on climate change effects in the developing world.
Textbooks
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ANTH3615 Ethnography of Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Assessment: 1x3000wd take-home exam (50%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 10x100wd online reading response (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Southeast Asia is a region of great geographic and cultural diversity, a meeting point for civilisational influences from India and China including the religions of Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. It is also the laboratory for much anthropological inquiry, attracting the attention of prominent anthropologists and social scientists, including Clifford Geertz and Benedict Anderson. This unit will examine Southeast Asia in historical and contemporary context, and draw on ethnographies dealing with issues such as nationalism, ethnic minorities and the nation state, gender and modernity, drugs and development, and the rural-urban divide.
ANTH3618 Indigenous Australians Today

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Prohibitions: ANTH2630 Assessment: 1x3000wd Research Project Proposal (45%), 1x1200wd Project outline w bibliography (15%), 3x600wd Reading Analyses (30%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit uses an anthropological lens to examine how Indigenous Australians have long engaged with a diversity of non-Indigenous practices, ideas and values as they continue to articulate distinct Indigenous lives. It investigates ethnographically changing Indigenous lifeworlds since colonisation with a focus on state policy and rights politics.
ANTH3625 Filming Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Prohibitions: ANTH2622 Assessment: 1x3500wd Research Essay (60%), 1x500wd Essay Draft (10%), 10x200wd Weekly Film Analysis (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit we explore how to view films as anthropologists. We examine changing strategies of ethnographic filming and the increasing role people play in filming and representing their own lives. Issues include the richness of the visual, the subjectivity of the filmmaker, ethnographic observation and fiction, and the politics of representation.
ANTH3632 The Anthropology of the Body

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Anthropology Prohibitions: ANTH2632 Assessment: 4x375wd Reading responses (20%), 1x Participation (10%), 1x3000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Concept essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The body as a site of culture has been of interest to anthropologists from the inception of the discipline. This unit focuses on anthropological approaches to and ethnographic explorations of the body. The key question will be to explore different theories that attempt to explain the relationship between the body and society. We will study important theoretical approaches including Marx, Mauss, Bourdieu and Foucault. Along with each theorists' primary work(s) on the body, we will read associated ethnographic texts, to understand how anthropologist base ethnographies on social theory.
ANTH3700 Practicing Anthropology

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Anthropology major Assessment: 1x1100wd research proposal (15%), 1x1300wd review essay (30%), 1x1600wd project report (35%), 1x500wd collaborative project (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Anthropology is known for its distinctive method of long-term field work and participant observation engagement with the peoples it studies. This unit will teach students how anthropological methods inform anthropological concepts and broader social theories and how anthropological fieldwork, research and writing contributes to contemporary social debates and reveals new ways of seeing the world that can help to change it for the better. It shows how to put anthropology into practice in all facets of research, writing and public engagement.
Textbooks
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ANTH3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Arabic Languages and Culture

ARBC1611 Introductory Arabic 1A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prohibitions: ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC1101 or ARBC1102 Assessment: 3x700wd quizzes (45%), 3x100wd dictation (10%), 2x2mins cultural presentation (5%), 1x5mins skit (20%), 1x1200wd homework portfolio (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Arabic. Its main objective is to teach you how to communicate in both formal and colloquial Arabic about some familiar topics using simple words and phrases. You will learn to recognize and produce the alphabet and communicate basic information about yourself in writing. You will explore topics related to Arab cultures. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities are essential components of the unit.
ARBC1612 Introductory Arabic 1B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: ARBC1611 Prohibitions: ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC1102 or ARBC2613 or ARBC2614 or ARBC3615 or ARBC3616 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3638 or ARBC3639 Assessment: 3x500wd quizzes (45%), 2x2mins cultural presentations (5%), 2x250wd writing portfolios (10%), 2x300wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x5mins skit (15%), 1x1000wd homework portfolio (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit continues to build your communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. You will communicate about familiar topics using memorized phrases and simple sentences. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.
ARBC2211 North Africa: History Culture Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Arabic Language and Cultures or ARBC3615 Assessment: 1x1000wd research plan (20%), 1x4000wd long research essay (60%), 1x10mins class presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on the contemporary political, cultural and social history of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and
Libya. Maghreb's cultural productions are studied in relation to the nationals and regional context, revealing the complex entanglements between Arab, European and African history.
ARBC2613 Intermediate Arabic 2A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: ARBC1612 or HSC beginners Prohibitions: ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC2633 or ARBC2634 or ARBC2103 or ARBC3615 or ARBC3616 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3638 or ARBC3639 Assessment: 3x500wd quizzes (45%), 2x2.5mins cultural presentations (5%), 2x250wd writing portfolios (10%), 2x250wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x750wd skit (15%), 12x750wd total weekly homework tasks (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit continues to build your communicative ability in formal and spoken Arabic. You will move from simple phrases to connected sentences to communicate about familiar topics. You will continue to develop reading and listening strategies with the aim of becoming an autonomous learner. We will explore various cultural topics though in-class discussions. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.
ARBC2614 Intermediate Arabic 2B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: ARBC2613 Prohibitions: ARBC2104 or ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC2313 or ARBC2314 or ARBC2633 or ARBC2634 or ARBC3635 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3637 or ARBC3638 or ARBC3639 Assessment: 3x500wd quizzes (45%), 2x2.5mins cultural presentations (5%), 2x250wd writing portfolios (10%), 2x250wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x750wd skit (15%), 12x750wd total weekly homework tasks (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will further your proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, listening, and culture. You will be able to write on and speak about a variety of familiar topics using organized, connected sentences. Learner autonomy will be emphasized through developing your reading and listening strategies that you can apply independently outside the class. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.
ARBC2671 Transnational Muslim Women and Veiling

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures French Studies Asian Studies American Studies History Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent tutorial presentation(10%), 4x250wd short reflection essays (20%), 1x2250wd research project (40%), 1x750wd experimental veiling project (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the history of Muslim veiling the religious discourses which are regularly cited as dictating a dress code for Muslim women and the historical political regional and cultural variations in veiling practices We also consider the multiple meanings that the veil has had for Muslim women and pay attention to Muslim womens voices of resistance toward stereotypical images of the veil as they are disseminated by the media and by fundamentalist Islamist regimes
Textbooks
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ARBC2681 Gender and Politics in the Arab World

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in any of Arabic and Islamic Studies European Studies English Government History Political Economy Sociology Media and Communication Gender Studies or Cultural Studies Assessment: Class participation (10%), 1x1000wd essay plan (20%), 1x500wd class presentation (15 %), 1x2000wd final essay (50%), 2x1000wd cultural portfolios (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on the interplay between gender culture and politics in the Arab world. Representations of gender and sexuality and their politicization will be studied through feminist literary and historiographical criticism, permitting a deep historical understanding of current debates.
Textbooks
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ARBC3200 Arab and Middle East Politics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from any of Arabic Language and Cultures European Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies English Government History Political Economy Sociology Media and Communication Gender and Cultural Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd research assignment (40%), 1x1000wd research plan (25%), 1x1000wd research presentation (25%), 1x500wd cultural portfolio (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on power, resistance and political change in the Arab World and Middle East, from the First World War until today. It examines the trajectory of the State, trans-national politics, the developments of civil society, mechanisms of power, transformations of gender, politics and resistance to authoritarianism.
Textbooks
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ARBC3202 Qur'anic Arabic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ARBC3616 Assessment: 1x1000wd total weekly homework portfolio (20%), 3x500wd quizzes (30%), 2x750wd equivalent oral presentations (20%), 1x2000wd final project and presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a text-based language unit. It aims to introduce students to the main Muslim Scripture (i.e. The Qur'an). It allows them to extend their advanced Arabic language skills, enrich their understanding of Arab and Muslim cultures, and become familiar with classical Arabic, Qur'anic vocabulary and Qur'anic grammatical structures. In the process, students will be given an opportunity to acquire a foundation in Qur'anic and Classical Arabic and enhance their comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.
Textbooks
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ARBC3615 Advanced Arabic 3A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: ARBC2614 or HSC continuers or HSC extension Prohibitions: ARBC2105 or ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC2313 or ARBC2314 or ARBC2315 or ARBC2316 or ARBC2633 or ARBC2634 or ARBC3635 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3637 or ARBC3638 Assessment: 3x500wd quizzes (45%), 2x2.5mins cultural presentations (5%), 2x250wd writing portfolios (10%), 2x250wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x750wd skit (15%), 12x750wd total weekly homework tasks (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will expand your communication skills in formal and spoken Arabic. You will move from connected sentences toward coherent paragraphs to provide descriptions and narrations. You will be able to discuss and present information about a variety of everyday and personal interest topics. We continue to engage with a variety of cultural topics through asking questions and engaging in group discussions. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.
ARBC3616 Advanced Arabic 3B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: ARBC3615 Prohibitions: ARBC2106 or ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC2313 or ARBC2314 or ARBC2315 or ARBC2316 or ARBC2633 or ARBC2634 or ARBC3635 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3637 or ARBC3638 Assessment: 3x500wd quizzes (45%), 2x2.5mins cultural presentations (5%), 2x250wd writing portfolios (10%), 2x250wd take-home exercises (10%), 1x750wd skit (15%), 12x750wd total weekly homework tasks (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will further develop your language skills so you are able to express yourself fully on familiar topics as well as concrete social and professional topics. You will address and comprehend some complex issues. You will practice delivering organised, coherent presentations, descriptions and narratives. An understanding of contemporary Arab societies and cultures will be enhanced through examination of supplementary authentic materials. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.
ARBC3636 Advanced Media Arabic 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARBC3616 Assessment: 2x5min oral presentation (20%), 2x500wd written reflections (20%), 1x2000wd project (40%), 1x500wd homework portfolio (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces you to Arabic media in its diverse forms and styles, both written and electronic. It allows you to practise your advanced Arabic language skills, enrich your understanding of Arab cultures, and become familiar with specialised vocabulary, structures, and regional variations. In the process, you will develop your analytical and critical skills.
ARBC3639 Readings-Arabic Literatures and Cultures

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARBC3616 Assessment: 3x500wd essays (30%), 1x1000wd group project (25%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (15%), 4x250wd homework assignments (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This advanced unit introduces you to a selection of Arabic literary texts from different genres (literature, theatre, poetry, cinema, arts, music) and time periods. Theme will vary from year to year, but will include Arab identity, postcolonialism, feminism, gender and sexualities, women, and youth cultures.
ARBC3691 Modern Egypt: History, Culture, Society

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Arabic Language and Cultures Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge in the fields of modern Middle East history, colonial history and Islamic studies Assessment: 1x1000wd essay plan (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%), 1x10mins class presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses on Egyptian cultural and political history, from the Napoleonic expedition (1798) to the 2011 Uprisings and their aftermath. Masterpieces of the Egyptian literature and cinema will be studied in relation to the social and political history of the country, revealing its regional and international importance. Specific attention will be dedicated to the cultural vanguards in the 20th and 21st century.
ARBC3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Archaeology

ARCO1000 Ancient People: Hunters and Farmers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ARCA1000 Assessment: 1x 1500 wds Essay (40%), 2x 1500 wds equivalent each In-class test (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Tracing the story of our species, Homo sapiens, we provide an introduction to world prehistory from the evolution of our distant ancestors in Africa up to the emergence of farming. This unit introduces the discipline of archaeology, providing a broad practical and conceptual foundation for the continuing study of archaeology.
ARCO1001 Civilisations of the Ancient World

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ARCA1001 Assessment: 4x 125 wd equivalent each Online tutorial exercise (10%), 1x 2000 wds Essay (40%), 2x 1000 wd equivalent each In-class test (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit presents an overview of the archaeology and ancient history of the Ancient World, introducing the great civilisations of Mesopotamia, Iran, and Egypt, and the prehistoric and historic cultures of Greece and Italy, ending with the height of the Roman Empire.
ARCO2001 Ancient Australia: Diverse adaptations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (55%), 7x150wd each Chapter review (35%), 2x225wd each Tutorial presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
People have occupied Australia for at least 50,000 years. During that period geographically varied cultural systems changed frequently, adjusting to altered economic and social contexts. This unit traces the long history of humans in this continent, a surprising, remarkable story of culture change.
ARCO2002 Ancient Australia: Shape and Connection

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr laboratory/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major. Assessment: 1x4000wd Project Report (60%), 2x1000wd Laboratory Exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will explore the application of morphometry, the study of form or shape, and phylogeny, the study of evolutionary history and relationships, to the study of Australian archaeological phenomena.
ARCO2007 Ancient Greece

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology OR 6 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History Prohibitions: ARCA2612 Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial exercise (15%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit traces the history and development of the Greek world during the first millennium BC. We explore key sites such Athens, Corinth, Lefkandi, Zagora, and Pergamon, and examine the transformations that occurred in socio-political organisation, religion, burial practice, art and architecture.
ARCO2008 Ancient Italy: Etruscans and Romans

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History Prohibitions: ARCA2615 Assessment: 10x 100wd equivalent Tutorial Quiz (20%), 2x 1500 total equivalent In-class test (40%), 1x 2000 Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Despite being a superpower of the archaic Mediterranean very little historical knowledge of the Etruscan civilisation survives, leaving much to archaeology. This unit will begin by surveying this enigmatic group before moving onto Rome as the Republic begins its expansion.
ARCO2010 Early States in Bronze Age Western Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major. Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x20 minute Presentation (40%), 5x100wd Quiz (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Bronze Age Western Asia witnessed the emergence of the first states, from a mosaic of city states to deified kings ruling over territorial states, maintaining a network of long distance relations. The unit introduces these developments in a broad comparative perspective throughout ancient West Asia.
ARCO2011 Growing Empires in Iron Age Western Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x20 minute Presentation (40%), 5x100wd Quiz (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
West Asia in the Iron Age witnessed a succession of splendid imperial expansive states, from the mighty Assyrian and Babylonian empires to the Achaemenid state as the first World Empire. This unit introduces these developments in a broad comparative perspective throughout ancient West Asia.
ARCO2101 Fundamentals of Archaeological Practice

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lectureweek 1x2hr laboratory sessionweek Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Archaeology major Prohibitions: ARCA2601 or ARCA2639 Assessment: 1x2500wd Fieldwork Research Design 60 1x2000wd equivalent Laboratory Notebook 40 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Archaeological research requires a broad understanding of a range of practical aspects incorporating field lab and interpretive skills Here we explore a diverse array of topics across a number of themes to introduce some of the major principles and practices in archaeological research
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ARCO2103 Archaeology: Time and Materiality

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology Assessment: 5x 100 wds equivalent each Tutorial questions (10%), 1x 1000 wd equivalent Annotated illustrations (20%), 1x 3000 wds Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Time and materiality are fundamental to archaeology. This unit reviews the ways in which time and materiality have been understood in archaeology in order to reappraise how they can conceptualised for the analysis of cultural phenomena. Global examples will be used.
ARCO2105 Global Urbanism past to future

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Urban Studies Assessment: 1x 500wd tutorial questions (10%), 1x 1000wd equivalent tutorial presentation (20%), 1x 3000wd essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Humankind has lived in urban communities of astonishing diversity for more than 5000 years. The formation, development and demise of those communities provides us with a vast suite of human experience. Especially important are the insights on differing trajectories across the range from compact to low-density settlements which display the divergent sustainability of differing kinds of urbanism. The implications for the long term viability of the contemporary trend towards the expansion of massive dispersed megalopoli and desakota are substantial.
ARCO3002 Australian Forager Economies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology or 6 Junior credit points of ARCA and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARTH1001 or HSTY1089) Prohibitions: ARCA2640 Assessment: 1x 1000 wd equivalent Presentation (15%), 1x 1500 wds Tutorial paper (35%), 1x 3500 wds Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
For most of human history, hunting and gathering was the dominant economic strategy employed. This unit explores the archaeological evidence for hunter-gatherer activity, from early hominins in Africa to recent populations, placing the significance of Australian prehistory within a global context.
ARCO3003 War and Peace in early West Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the archaeology major Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x4000wd research paper (50%), 5x200wd (1000wd equivalent) quiz (20%), 1x10min presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the cultural, economic, and political interactions between the powers of ancient West Asia. This history provides a rich background to the analysis of issues such as the art of diplomacy, strategy in conflict, the dynamics of trade and exchange, and the nature of imperial ambition.
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ARCO3005 Exploring the Silk Road

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology or 6 Junior credit points of ARCA and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARTH1001 or HSTY1089) Prohibitions: ARCA2633 Assessment: 1x 750 wd equivalent Presentation (15%), 1x 4250 Research paper (60%), 1x 1hr In-class test (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The trade networks of the ancient Silk Roads stretched from the western borders of China to the shores of the Mediterranean, passing through the deserts of Central Asia. In this unit students will address concepts such as nomad-state relations, power and kingship and religion in the ancient world.
ARCO3006 Ancient China Unearthed

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the archaeology major Prohibitions: ARCA2619 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent in-class test (25%), 1x4000wd research paper (60%), 1x10min presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores ancient China from its earliest agricultural heritage through the splendour of Shang times to the Han dynasty and the rise of the Great Silk Roads. A critical aspect of the unit is to explore the conflict between the mythological past and the evidence provided by material culture.
Textbooks
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ARCO3007 Minoans and Mycenaeans

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the archaeology major Prohibitions: ARCA2610 Assessment: 1x3500wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr In-class test (25%), 1x15 minutes Presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Aegean world in the second millennium BC was home to two major cultures, the Minoans of Crete and the Mycenaeans on the Greek mainland. The archaeological evidence allows reconstruction of their social and economic lives, sophisticated trade networks, arts, religion, and industry.
ARCO3008 At Home in Ancient Greece

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology Prohibitions: ARCA2611 Assessment: 1x500wd short site report (5%), 1x1000wd oral presentation (25%), 1x500wd response to presentation (10%), 1x4000wd essay (50%), class discussion (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The social life of the ancient Greeks in the last millennium BC is approached through examination of selected settlement sites and classes of material. This unit traces how people lived their lives at home and at work, in the towns and countryside.
ARCO3011 Pompeii and Herculaneum

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient History or 6 Junior credit points of ARCA and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089 Prohibitions: ARCA2627 Assessment: 10x50wd equivalent tutorial quizzes (20%), 1x 2000wd essay (40%), 2x2000wd equivalent in-class test (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79 and the sudden burial of Pompeii and Herculaneum created a unique opportunity for archaeologists to study ancient cities and their inhabitants. This unit will explore how the material records of these cities are used to reconstruct the lives of ancient Romans.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ARCO3101 Archaeology: History, Theory, Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology or [6 Junior credit points of ARCA or ACRO and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARTH1001 or HSTY1089)] Prohibitions: ARCA2635 Assessment: 500wd equivalent Lecture Questions (10%), 1x 1500wds Seminar paper (20%), 1x 4000wds Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
An introduction to the history of archaeological inquiry in order to illustrate the way theory works, the key theoretical themes and issues of archaeological research and a global perspective on archaeology today.
ARCO3401 Australian Lithic Technology (Project 1)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr laboratory/ week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology Assessment: 1x 1000 wd equivalent Lab notebook (20%), 1x 1000 wd equivalent Practical test (20%), 1x 4000 wds Project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Production of stone artefacts, lithic technology, is the oldest technology and key to cultural evolution. The unit introduces the technology, and methods and theories for its archaeological interpretation. Understandings are developed through a student project involving laboratory experimentation.
ARCO3402 Archaeozoology (Project 2)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lab/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology Prohibitions: ARCA2641 Assessment: 1x 2000 wds Research design outline (30%), 1x 4000 wds Major report (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What was the role of animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, in past economic systems? With a principal emphasis on Australian fauna, we will examine the nature of subsistence strategies, animals as indicators of past environments, and techniques of analysis and interpretation of faunal remains.
ARCO3403 Iconography in Archaeology (Project 3)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology or 6 Junior credit points of ARCA and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARTH1001 or HSTY1089) Prohibitions: ARCA3620 Assessment: 1x 1000 wd equivalent Seminar presentation (20%), 1x 5000 wd equivalent Research paper (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Images have the capacity to both reflect and shape human society. This unit examines the value and use of images in the archaeological context, focusing particularly on the challenges of viewing and interpreting imagery created by cultures removed from our own in time and space.
ARCO3404 Archaeological Fieldwork (Project 4)

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: 8 hours of lectures, followed by up to two weeks of fieldwork. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Archaeology Assessment: 1x 1000 wds Research design proposal (20%), 1x 1000 wds Fieldwork log (20%), 1x 4000 wds Project (60%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides practical experience in archaeology fieldwork. Students learn site discovery, recording and excavation techniques, and develop a detailed understanding of the practices involved in archaeological fieldwork.
ARCO3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Art History

ARHT1001 Style and Substance: Introducing Art History

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 2x1000wd object analysis (40%), 1x2500wd research project (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Taking a diverse, global view of art making from the Ancient to the Modern world, ARHT1001 will introduce students to key philosophical and methodological approaches in the field of Art History. As our experiences are increasingly mediated through a variety of visual platforms, this course will help students develop critical perspectives on visual communication. The development of professional skill sets will be a key focus. As such, the course serves as an essential introduction to Art History for those considering a career in the arts, education, or the museum and design sectors.
ARHT1002 Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr Lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Visual Test (30%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Exhibition/Artwork Review Blog (20%), 1x Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Art shapes our cities, streets, galleries, phones and minds. It is now made with every conceivable material, and sometimes none at all. It shocks, challenges, soothes, entertains, engrosses and overwhelms us. This unit charts the history of Modern and Contemporary Art across the world, as it is shaped by and shapes society, politics and environment. It shows current concerns in art , with materials, landscape, self-image, politics, and the body are grounded in a century of global experiment
ARHT2614 Pollock to Psychedelia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd artworks review (40%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit studies the interplay between high art and popular culture in America from the 1950s onwards. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed alongside emerging youth cultures of political protest, drugs and rock music. We examine the interactions of high art, youth culture and mass media.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ARHT2616 High Renaissance Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2016 Assessment: 1x2000wd Visual assignment (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Unit of Study will explore a range of alternative approaches to some of the most famous works of art in the Western tradition, including works by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian. Topics to be investigated include: problems of definition in High Renaissance and Mannerist art; Rome under Julius II and the creation of an imperial capital; Venetian visual poesie; art and dynastic display in Medicean Florence; civic ritual and public space; eroticism and mythology at princely courts; portraiture and gender.
ARHT2618 French Art, Salon to Cezanne

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2018 Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Gallery exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit treats French Art in terms of the cultural structures that allowed academic art, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to emerge. Mainstream art is studied alongside emerging avant-gardes. Other topics include nationalism, exoticism, and peripheral versus metropolitan modernism.
ARHT2632 Modern Australian Art and Cinema

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2032 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr Short-answer exam (30%), 1x1500wd Seminar paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines Australian art, cinema and popular imagery from 1880-1940, situating them within the global history of modernism and modernity. Themes include the landscape tradition, national identity, war, gender, and indigenous issues, with special focus on the Australian film industry.
ARHT2636 Contemporary Indigenous Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2036 Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd exhibition review (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait art is the major Australian movement of the last 50 years. Surveying its development from Papunya Tula to the present, the unit focuses on critical issues like appropriation and copyright, art and native title, women artists, the market and curatorial practices.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ARHT2640 Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2040 Assessment: 1x1000wd visual test (20%), 1x1500wd analysis of key term or area (30%), 1x2000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores contemporary art from across Asia since World War II. The unit places artistic developments, curatorial practice, and artworks within the context of rapid geo-political and socio-cultural change, particularly exploring the effects of nationalism and globalisation.
ARHT2645 Arts in Imperial China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x750wd descriptive analysis exercise (15%), 1x1500wd comparative analysis exercise (30%), 1x2250wd research exercise (45%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the art, architecture and material culture of dynastic China (ca. 3000 BCE-1900), contextualizing works within the region's diverse social, political and cultural histories. The unit foregrounds focused interpretation of individual works through visual and material analysis.
ARHT2671 Art, Travel, Empires

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2071 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x2000wd visual analysis exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines art and the culture of travel from a post-colonial perspective. The work of European Orientalists will be analysed alongside work by North African, Persian and Ottoman artists and in conjunction with photography, international exhibitions, travel literature and film.
Textbooks
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ARHT2674 Fashion and Dress: Past and Present

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd text analysis (25%), 1x1000wd visual analysis (25%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers an introduction to the study of dress through the discussion of major theories and methodologies that inform current scholarship in the field. With a focus on designers, wearers, and cultural practices of dressing the body, the unit will question how dress communicates as a form of visual expression.
ARHT2675 Fieldwork: Art at the Gallery

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x 1000wd Object Analysis (20%), 1x 500wd Acquistion Highlight (25%), 1x 3000wd Research Project (40%), 1x Participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Taught as a three-hour block. To meet the agreement we have established with our industry partner, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, this unit will be taught as a three-hour block. This structure allows us to engage in focused and extended object-based learning activities, the logistics and pedagogy of which require an extended block of time. Teaching in a three hour block means less disruption to the gallery's schedule.
Working in partnership with leading museums, this unit introduces students to object-based learning, and the study of artworks in situ. Driven by hands-on learning experiences, students will develop a core set of analytical and professional skills through the close examination of artworks as material and physical objects.
ARHT2676 Planetary Art: Nature, Ecology, Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr x (face to face) lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd Research Essay (40%), 1x2,000wd Visual Analysis (40%), 1x1,000wd Paired learning research project (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit studies contemporary and historical artists in relation to today's environmental crisis. Students
engage with how art objects and artmaking relate to issues pertaining to nature, ecology, and the
environment. Through visual and textual analysis, students gain interdisciplinary perspectives on art's place within contemporary posthumanist theories, the significance of ecological thinking to contemporary aesthetics, art's historical response to the impact of science and technology, and art's recognition of the importance of Indigenous knowledges to planetary ethics.
ARHT2677 Art, Memory, and Identity

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr x (face to face) lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd Research Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Visual analysis (40%), 1x1000wd Paired learning research project (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Students study contemporary and historical art in relation to collective or public memory, as well as personal memory. Memory as a subject, and memory as a tool, are considered in relation to the making of art objects and their reading. The unit looks at art's connection with the past, with history, trauma, loss and remembrance, as well as art's connection with identity, dreams, and childhood. Students gain informed perspectives on how memory is theorised as a phenomenon both real and imaginary, and why it memory often judged as more important to art than history.
ARHT2678 Islamic Art and Architecture

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x hour lecture/week, 1 x hour tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts Assessment: 1x500wd (or equivalent) class oral presentation (10%), 1000wd short answer test (25%), 1x1000wd tutorial paper (25%), 1x2000wd essay or research project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
We survey the complex arts, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world and explore critical debates that help us relate different traditions that encompass this broad category of visual culture. We introduce important global, transcultural, and transregional currents in art history through an object-oriented approach to teaching that includes the on-site study of gallery and museum collections.
ARHT2680 Why Art Matters

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x2hr lecture/semester, 9x2hr seminar/week, 1x2hr symposium day intensive Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major Assessment: 1x1500wd reflective journal (30%), 2x1500wd object analysis (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent group presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Why Art Matters explores the importance of art in the world, through object-based seminars, lectures and student led presentations. It asks why art is so fundamental to human experience, and how we might study it and articulate its importance. It builds key art historical skills of recognition, analysis, interpretation and expression, and introduces students to a wide variety of different material objects and artworks. The course is taught in small group streams, largely in the Chau Chak Wing museum and will help all majoring art history students build confidence and skill in researching, analysing and communicating about art.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ARHT3610 Art in the Age of Giotto

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2610 Assessment: 1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd essay proposal (20%), 1x3500wd essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates art produced in Italy during the 14th century for a range of patrons from bankers and merchants to kings, princes, city states, and new religious orders like the Franciscans. Traditional narratives are critiqued and alternative interpretations encouraged.
Textbooks
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ARHT3617 British Art and Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2617 Assessment: 1x1500wd exhibition review (40%), 1x3000wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit critically analyses the role of the visual arts in mediating the experience of urbanism in 19th-century Britain and its function across a global Empire. We undertake an in-depth study of the rich holdings of this art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
ARHT3633 Contemporary Australian Art and Film

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2633 Assessment: 1x2000wd equiv group curatorial project (40%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What are the current debates and issues driving Australian art and film? We explore contemporary studio practices through screenings, on-site gallery visits and the study of works in university and other local art and film collections.
ARHT3636 Contemporary Indigenous Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2636 Assessment: 1x500wd Presentation (10%), 1x1500wd Visual Analysis (35%), 1x2500wd Research Paper (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the diversity of Indigenous art practice and its inclusion within the fields of contemporary art. Through in-death visual analysis of individual artists and art producing communities, the unit will consider distinct Indigenous art practices and relate them to issues of cultural and political sovereignty, colonisation, land rights and representation. Problematising the historical and contemporary reception of Indigenous art, we aim to understand the Indigenous systems of value that shape the creation and circulation of Indigenous art.
ARHT3646 Modern Art in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Prohibitions: ARHT2646 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd visual analysis (40%), 1x1000wd oral presentation and paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates key debates about the visual culture of East Asia in the early modern and modern eras. The impact of profound political and social changes on cultural identity will be explored in depth. We also consider the role of art in addressing evolving identities and increasing globalisation in the region.
Textbooks
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ARHT3662 On Photography and the Wretched Screen

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2662 Assessment: 1x1000wd object analysis (25%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (25%), 1x3000wd essay/exhibition proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will draw on a wide range of photographic material, including university and museum collections, to examine the pivotal role of photography in recording and shaping our image-culture across diverse global contexts. The unit will engage with key debates to examine the social, cultural, theoretical, historical and art practice contexts of the photograph as an image and as an object. Key theories from Walter Benjamin to Hito Steyerl will be used to interrogate themes of memory, documentary and the real, witnessing, conflict, gender and sexuality, decolonisation, and the digital.
ARHT3663 Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 500wd Visual Analysis Exercise (15%), 1x 1500wd Tutorial Presentation (25%), 1x 2500wd Final Research Paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit investigates issues of gender and sexuality in art, visual culture and art history in modern and contemporary Asia from the 19th century to the present. Students will explore women- and/or queer-centred histories of the production and reception of art, and the rise of feminist and queer art and art history in parts of Asia.
ARHT3672 Fieldwork: Art and the City

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 12 Session: Intensive July Classes: 6x2hr preparation seminars or web-based assignments, 10x4hr visit/day, 10x2.5hr reflection/presentation Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd preparation site study (20%), 1x20mins/2000wd write-up presentation (30%), 1x1500wd reflective journal (10%), 1x3500wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Field experience Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This Senior Fieldwork unit takes students out of the classrooms and into major world cities to explore not only the history of architecture and public space but also the galleries, collections and artworks housed in the city. It offers a vital opportunity for students to learn with and from artworks, buildings, spaces and monuments in situ.
ARHT3673 Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd research essay (40%), 1x2000wd extended visual analysis (40%), 1x1000wd paired learning research project (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Students study contemporary and historical art made in response to the ebb and flow of daily life and the material conditions of the street, the city, and the home. They study key texts of the art and politics of the everyday and topics related to the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century theory and practice. Students will focus on artists who heighten awareness of the banal and mundane, of the detritus of life, of gendered distinctions between home and city, and the paradoxical revelation of the marvelous in the everyday.
ARHT3674 Objects and Problems: Old Regime Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History Major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies Assessment: 1x2000wd Reflective Journal (30%), 1x1500wd Group Presentation and Write-up (30%), 1x1000wd Individual Object Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Object Research task (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the art of Old Regime Europe, C. 1600-1789, through intensive study of objects from the period in local collections. Students will use their encounter with artworks in situ and up close to examine how art engages the power structures, ideologies, habits and daily lives of the courts and cities of eighteenth-century Europe.
ARHT3675 Objects and Problems at Chau Chak Wing Museum

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr object seminar/week, 1x1hr group meeting/week Prerequisites: 12 cred points at 2000 level in the Art History major Assessment: 1x1500wd Individual reflective journal (30%), 1x1500wd equivalent group exhibition project (30%), 1x600wd individual object research task, 1x900wd small group presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit brings students into sustained contact with objects in the CCW Museum and challenges students to research and curate them. It is designed to build and test the key skills of art historians 'in the world' -from basic analysis of materials and techniques to complex questions of cultural meaning- by analyzing objects and the challenges they pose.
ARHT3678 Arts of the Book in the Islamic World

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr lecture/week, 1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History Assessment: 1x2500wd essay or research project (60%), 1x1000wd Tutorial paper (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation on an object (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This course provides a thematic chronological survey of Islamic book arts, drawing on both visual traditions and key texts. Starting with early Qur'ans, we move to illustrated manuscripts, portraiture, and albums in the medieval and early modern periods, including several examples from Sydney's collections, and end with the shift to print cultures in the 19th century. Throughout this chronological overview, we explore themes and questions such as patronage, authorship, workshop practices, word-image relations, sensory experience, audience, transmission, connections with other media and manuscript cultures, as well as the collecting and display of works-on-paper in museums.
ARHT3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Asian Studies

ASNS1200 Tibet and Central Asia: Nomads and Myths

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr online content/week, 1x1hr live session/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x2000wd written critical response (30%), 1x1hr mid-term test (20%), 3x300wd online quizzes (20%), 1x600wd equivalent presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Tibetan cultural sphere extends from the Himalayas to the tribal planes of Mongolia. This unit explores the civilisations of that region by examining shared cultural histories from the 8th century onwards, including religions, languages and customs. You will also learn how Tibetan myths shape today's perceptions of the orient.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
ASNS1201 Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminar/week Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), 1x1hr mid-term test (25%), 3x250wd vocabulary test online (15%), 3x250wd grammar exercises online (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Tibetan language is an essential medium for understanding Buddhism and Asian history. This unit focuses on written Tibetan and some basic spoken Tibetan. You will learn important grammatical structures, the Tibetan script pronunciation and essential speaking skills. The unit also introduces cultural contexts of the Himalayan region.
Textbooks
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ASNS1601 Introduction to Asian Cultures

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr virtual online lecture(s)/week, 1x1hr live session/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 3x330wds each online writing tasks (25%), 1x1000wd essay (25%), 1x2.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This introductory unit explores the histories and cultures of Asia across time, up to the modern era. The curriculum aims to provide both the essential knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for more advanced study of Asia, and to lay the groundwork for comparative investigation of trans-Asian phenomena. Topics and themes may include: religion, ritual, and philosophical thought; sacred kings and capitals; hierarchy and social order; family, kinship and gender systems; art, architecture, and archaeology.
ASNS1602 Asia: Past, Present, Future

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x2000wd exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial writing task (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit looks at Asia's past, present and future in a global perspective. It makes use of the new approaches of world history and big history, and moves along large spatial and temporal scales. This unit prepares students to make sense of specific Asia-related subjects offered in more advanced units of study. In doing so, we will also examine some of the challenges Asia is facing today and think about Asia's place in our increasingly globalised world.
ASNS2002 Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 2

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ASNS1201 Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), 1x1hr mid-term test (25%), 3x250wd translation exercises online (15%), 3x250wd grammar exercises online (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Tibetan language is an essential medium for understanding Buddhism and Asian history. This unit extends on Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1, focussing on written Tibetan and some further skills in spoken Tibetan. We will deepen grammatical knowledge, read short stories, and learn more about Himalayan cultures.
ASNS2003 Buddhism: Historical Perspectives

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in any of Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Indonesian Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, History or Indian Subcontinental Studies Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x750wd equivalent tutorial leadership (15%), 1x750wd quiz (15%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores important events and periods in Buddhist history, with an emphasis on the complex dynamism between Buddhism and the societies in which it took root, developed, and flourished. It will focus on the role these events and periods played in shaping Buddhism in Asia and elsewhere, and how these regions and their institutions are, in turned, transformed by it.
Textbooks
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ASNS2004 Korean Popular Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Asian Studies or Korean Studies major Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent presentation (20%), 13xtotal equivalent 500wd weekly reading questions (10%), 1x1000wd mid-semester paper (20%), 1x2000wd final paper (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit presents multiple aspects of popular culture in South and North Korea, from K-pop to blockbuster movies, popular literature, internet culture, video games and socialist mass culture. It approaches Korea's cultural industries historically and critically, questioning their relationships to colonialism, militarism, social hierarchies, national identities, and economic globalization. Primary reading materials are drawn from a variety of genres and media to reflect the diversity of popular culture in the two Koreas. All reading materials are available in English translation and no knowledge of Korean is required.
Textbooks
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ASNS2010 Buddhism in East Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr Lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the history and development of Buddhism in East Asia, namely, China, Korea, and Japan, from its introduction at the beginning of the Common Era to modern times. The unit will focus on several of the most important and distinctive forms of Buddhism in East Asia, such as Tiantai/Tendai, Pure Land and Chan/Zen Buddhism, and the issues and themes that are common to them. Particular attention will be paid to notions of liberation, developments in practice, and ritual forms. The unit will also investigate Buddhism's relationship with the state in these countries.
ASNS2011 Buddhist Thought and Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in any of Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies or Indonesian Studies Prohibitions: BDST1602 Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x750wd equivalent tutorial leadership (15%), 1x750wd equivalent quiz (15%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides a survey of the major issues and core ideas of Buddhism from its beginnings to subsequent developments in others parts of Asia. Students will be introduced to Buddhist understanding of liberation, existence, and knowledge, with a focus on exploring how Buddhist thought and practices, such as ritual and meditation, shape each other in larger socio-cultural contexts.
ASNS2613 Chinese Thought

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Chinese or Indonesian or Japanese or Korean Studies or Sanskrit or Philosophy Prohibitions: CHNS3641 Assessment: 1x750wd essay proposal (15%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x750wd equivalent oral presentation (15%), 1x1000wd equivalent test (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers students the opportunity to explore China's major traditions of philosophy and practice through English translations of key texts as well as authoritative secondary studies. The main foci of the unit include the following major areas: diversity and polemics in early Chinese thought, developments in Daoism, Buddhist thought and influence, and Neo-Confucian (Daoxue) thought.
ASNS2618 Remaking Chinese Society, 1949-Present

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History Assumed knowledge: Students with no prior knowledge of modern Chinese history are encouraged to read an introductory textbook (e.g., Edwin E. Moise. Modern China: A History. Second edition. Longman, 1994) before the start of the semester. Assessment: 1x750wd essay proposal (15%), 1x2000wd final essay (40%), 1x750wd equivalent presentation (15%), 1x1000wd equivalent end of semester test (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The history of the People's Republic of China comprises two periods. In the Maoist era (1949-1978), the Communist-led government attempted to build a centrally planned, socialist society in which politics dominated people's daily lives. In the post-Mao era (since 1978), by contrast, the socialist institutions have largely been dismantled in pursuit of a market-based alternative. This unit of study explores key social, political, cultural and economic features of both periods and analyses the problems and paradoxes of transition.
ASNS2621 Buddhist Philosophy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: ASNS2313 Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will approach the core ideas of Buddhism on suffering, impermanence, non-self and interdependence in a systematic fashion and explore the implications for the Buddhist understanding of ontology (theory of being) and epistemology (theory of knowledge). The connection between philosophical ideas and the Buddhist path will be explored in relation to ethics, meditation and the cultivation of insight and wisdom. The connections between Buddhist philosophy and modern and postmodern Western philosophy will also be explored.
ASNS2625 Buddhism in Modern Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the diversity and continued dynamism of Buddhism in modern Asia. The focus of the unit is social, cultural and political with an emphasis on the way Buddhism is influencing Asian societies and is, in turn, influenced by them. Buddhism's encounter with modernity and its role in the nation state, in lay and environmental movements and its influence on social and political discourses and practices will be examined.
ASNS2626 Religious Traditions of South Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from Table A Prohibitions: RLST2003 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (40%),Tutorial paper and presentation equivalent to 1000wds (25%), exam (30%), Tutorial participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces themes in South Asian religions from the Indus Valley Civilisation onward. Attention is paid to the social and cultural contexts in which Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism emerged. Goddess traditions are discussed, as are concepts such as tantra, yoga and meditation, karma and rebirth and dharma. Texts such as Bhagavat Gita are also introduced. A focus will be on the implications of Classical India for an understanding of contemporary Asian cultures, particularly those of South and Southeast Asia.
ASNS2627 India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Main Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History Assessment: 1x2500wd major essay (35%), 1xtutorial paper and presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), media file (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), class participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
While India and China emerge as present-day superpowers, their historical inter-relations are not well known. This unit provides an overview of cultural interactions between Indian and Chinese civilisations, especially as these have shaped Tibetan cultural identity. A key focus is upon how pre-modern cultural interactions with India and China provide ideological contexts within which Tibetan religious and cultural traditions and political institutions developed. This is undertaken in order to understand interactions between all three cultures on the current global stage.
ASNS2634 Samurai and Merchants: Tokugawa Japan

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level each in either Asian Studies or History Prohibitions: ASNS2304 Assessment: attendance and participation in tutorials (15%), tutorial writing tasks and essays (equivalent to 2500 words) (45%), 2 hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Tokugawa Japan (1603-1868) had a complex feudal structure articulated around the shogun, the feudal lords and their samurai retainers. It also had huge cities, birthplaces of some of the first modern ways of life. The tensions between the feudal framework and the embryonic modernity of Tokugawa society make a fascinating case study in the non-Western world of what is to be modern. To do so, we shall follow a cross disciplinary approach: history, politics, sociology, economy, religion, arts and literature.
ASNS2636 The Enigma of Japanese Power

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in History Prohibitions: ASNS2306 or JPNS2316 Assessment: 1x, 2500wd equivalent tutorial writing tasks (45%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%), Tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The usual but contradictory descriptions of Japanese society (hierarchical but egalitarian, adaptable but conservative and traditional, consensual but authoritarian, etc.) show that "power" - manifest or hidden in decision making, consensus building, conflict resolution or avoidance - is the enigma of Japan. We will focus on power relationships in politics, administration, enterprises, families, schools, etc, survey the various explanations proposed to solve the enigma and, more generally, learn about the origins, forms and treatments of power and conflict relations.
ASNS2641 Traditional Korea

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Prohibitions: ASNS2501 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Examination (40%), 4x Weekly posts equivalent to 600wd in total (10%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 400wd (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study aims to introduce Korea's historical experience from antiquity to the early phase of the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). Topics include sources and historiography of early Korea; foundation myths and legends of the Three Korean Kingdoms; process of state formation and subsequent political developments; religious ideology, focusing on Buddhism; and cultural and social traditions of Korea from the 4th to the 15th century. These topics will enable students to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Korean identity.
ASNS2642 Modern Korea

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level Prohibitions: ASNS2502 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial presentation (10%), 12x30wd quizzes and participation (10%), 2x800wd exam (40%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit aims to introduce some of the major issues in the history of Korea in the late 19th century and the last century. Topics include contradictions of the late Choson dynasty society; opening of Korea to the West and Japan and the attendant wave of reforms and rebellions; Japan's colonial rule; Korea's fight for freedom; liberation and division of Korea in 1945 and the subsequent process of nation-building in the two Koreas.
ASNS2660 Islam, Trade and Society-Arabia to SE Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from History or 12 Junior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 Junior credit points of Indonesian Studies) Prohibitions: ASNS2402 Assessment: tutorial participation (15%), tutorial writing tasks and essays (equivalent to 2500wds), (45%), 1x2 hr final exam (40%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study will examine the commercial, religious and cultural relations between the Islamic world of West Asia and Southeast Asia between the ninth century and the present day. Some attention will be paid to the role of India in these relationships. The unit of study will explore the development of Islamic commercial, political, religious and social ideas and practices, and examine the economic, political, religious and social conditions associated with the localisation of these ideas and practices in Southeast Asia.
ASNS2661 History of Modern Indonesia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2hr Exam (45%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the history of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, emphasizing the interaction between Islam, nationalism and democracy. The unit traces these forces impact on the formation of modern Indonesia from the late nineteenth century, highlighting the experience and legacy of colonialism, the independence struggle, and the rise and fall of military rule. Particular attention is given to changing notions of national identity, debates about the place of Islam in the polity and authoritarianism and democratisation.
ASNS2663 Social Activism in Southeast Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x1000wd essay portfolio (15%), 1x2000wd research essay (50%), 1x1000wd in-class test (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines country-specific and transnational social movements in Southeast Asia, including those focused on labour, women, the environment, and identity. During the semester we will explore how these movements emerged, what they have sought to achieve and how successful they have been in promoting social change in the Southeast Asian region. The unit adopts a multidisciplinary approach based on contemporary case study material from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore.
Textbooks
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ASNS2665 Understanding Southeast Asia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26hr online instruction and activities/semester . Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points Assessment: 5x200wd content quizzes (15%), 1x1000wd briefing paper (25%), 1x1500wd case study exercise (30%), 1x2500wd essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Online Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces Southeast Asia. It emphasises the importance of geographical, political, economic, social and cultural context to our understanding of complex real-world problems. Having gained insight into these aspects of contemporary Southeast Asia, students learn to apply an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of challenges faced by the region such as economic and social inequality, environmental management, food security and urbanisation.
ASNS2669 Field Study in Southeast Asia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December Classes: 16 hours total pre-departure training; 80 hours total in-country component Prerequisites: 24 credit points in the Asian Studies major Assessment: participation (10%), 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1500wd field diary (15%), 1x1500wd group assignment (25%), 1x2000wd essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit requires departmental permission: students require approval to enrol in this course after having been through the selective interview process and been offered a place on this overseas field study.
Students will travel to Southeast Asia to undertake supervised, in-country field study. Focusing on a complex, real-world issue, students will consider the issue from a multidisciplinary perspective, including geographical, political, economic, social and cultural. While in the destination country, students will work in multidisciplinary groups to conduct research.
ASNS2672 Japan in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level Assessment: 2x250wd quiz (10%), 1x2000wd essay (20%), 1x1500wd exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial presentation (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit places the modern and contemporary history of Japan within its East Asian context. We will examine a number of key events and subjects pertaining to the relations between Japan, China and Korea. Doing so we will touch sensitive and controversial topics, become aware of differing views of history prevalent in these countries and understand why the historical question constitutes a major political issue in East Asia.
Textbooks
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ASNS3001 Youth and Language in Southeast Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online unit equivalent to 2hr teaching per week (1x1hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week) Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Indonesian Studies Prohibitions: ASNS2001 Assessment: 10x 100wd online participation (20%), 1x 1000wd essay portfolio (20%), 1x 3000wd research assignment (40%), 1x equivalent to 1000wd oral presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This advanced unit explores key issues in the relationship between youth, language, and society in insular Southeast Asia. It equips students with the major theories and analytical tools for analysing youth language practices in a range of contexts and their relation to language use and cultural practices in wider society.
ASNS3111 The Material Culture of Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr online content/week, 1x1hr live session/week ,1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies or Art History Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x500wd caption exercise (15%), 1x1000wd mid-term test (25%), 1x2000wd final essay (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The buildings, technologies, gardens, symbols, weapons and arts of Asia reveal much about the region's history and culture. This unit examines these and other material objects with the aim of exploring sweeping traits that tie Asian societies together into cohesive cultural streams indicative of shared religions, languages, and practices.
Textbooks
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ASNS3616 Japanese Cinema and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1 film screening/week (film viewing is mandatory but can be organised by students independently) Prerequisites: 6 Senior credit points in Asian Studies or 18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011 Prohibitions: JPNS3675 Assessment: 3x1200wd total film blog (20%), 1x900wd film review (15%), 1x2400wd film essay (40%), 1x15hr semester exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces you to the history of Japanese film production with a focus on theory, criticism and reception. Films will be discussed according to themes and genres, and read in their sociopolitical contexts. It provides an initiated understanding of one of the most important film traditions in an international perspective.
ASNS3618 Popular China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Chinese Studies) or (12 senior credit points of Anthropology) Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (25%), 1x1000wd short Essay (25%), 1x500wd abstract and bibliography (10%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces students to popular culture in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese Diaspora. From film to television, from music to theatre, from print media to the Internet and from popular literature to visual arts, this unit explores popular Chinese culture as it is generated in Chinese societies and lived by Chinese people. It will cover a range of critical and theoretical perspectives to analyse these phenomena.
ASNS3670 Mass Media in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Korean Studies Prohibitions: ASNS2670 or ASNS2600 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 1000wd presentation with written work (20%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the media industry, processes, policies and practices in selected countries in East Asia, namely Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. It takes a comparative approach to explore political, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the development of media in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as the historical development of media, state-media and corporate-media relationships, the transformation of media industries, technological convergence and its implications.
ASNS3690 Approaches to Research in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies Prohibitions: CHNS3902 or INMS3902 or JPNS3902 or ASNS3902 Assessment: Classwork (20%), 1x3000wd research proposal (40%), 1xbibliographical exercise (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 1xpresentation based on draft proposal (10%), critical reviews or other Written assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit gives students the opportunity to undertake broad background reading in theory and methodology relevant to Asian Studies. The unit trains students to discuss published work exemplifying a range of approaches to humanistic and/or social scientific research. It thus provides models on which students can draw in creating their own research proposal.
ASNS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

BBCL1001 Reading Bible: Narrative, Law and Ritual

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: class participation (10%), 2x short tutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (10%), 2x1000wd exegesis papers (50%), 1x2hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit provides an introduction to the study of the Bible, focusing on understanding the literary techniques biblical authors used to convey their message when writing narrative, legal and ritual texts. The first three books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus) are the focus of textual study in this semester.
BBCL1002 Biblical Themes: Joshua to Kings

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x 250wd equiv short tutorial presentation 1 (5%), 1x1000wd exegesis paper 1 (25%), 1x 250wd equiv short tutorial presentation 2 (5%), 1x1000wd exegesis paper 2 (25%), 1x2hr exam (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit focuses specifically on narrative books of the Hebrew Bible including Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. The unit focuses on the themes of these biblical books, as well as exploring the historical background of the texts and the events they describe. Attention will be directed to other relevant writings of the period in the Ancient Near East.
BBCL2603 Destruction and Messianism in Prophecy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2607, BBCL2609, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Assessment: 1x1500wd tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit deals with prophetic works of the Hebrew Bible which cover a period of almost two hundred years from the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel to the restoration of the kingdom of Judah and the hope of the revival of the Davidic monarchy. The prophetic texts reflect the engagement of the ancient writers with theological matters, arising from the political and social challenges of their time.
BBCL2607 Biblical Poetic Books

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or RLST1002 and 6 from Hebrew or Biblical and Jewish Studies or Ancient History or Anthropology or Archaeology or History or English or Philosophy or Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies or BBCL2603 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x1500wd tutorial report (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the Biblical Poetic Books such as Psalms, the Song of Songs and Lamentations. The main focus of the course is on how the literary conventions of the genre of Hebrew poetry are used by the poets to set out the theological and philosophical concepts the texts are designed to express. These literary conventions will be studied in the light of other Ancient Near Eastern literature of a similar genre.
Textbooks
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BBCL2609 Historical Jesus to Written Gospels

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 in Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2610 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Ancient History Prohibitions: BBCL2003 Assessment: 1x2000wd research essay 1 (40%), 1x2000wd research essay 2 (40%), 1xequivalent to 500wds short tutorial presentation (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the relationship between the historical person of Jesus of Nazareth and the literary-theological achievement of the early Christian Gospels (including non-canonical Gospels). Students are encouraged to apply rigorous historical method and careful literary analysis in order to gain a nuanced understanding of how the leader of a Jewish renewal movement became the object of devotion in earliest Christianity. The unit will read Biblical texts in English translation.
BBCL2610 The New Testament Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 in BBCL1001, BBCL1002, HBRW1111, HBRW1112, RLST1002 and 6 from Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, English, Philosophy, Studies in Religion, Arabic Studies or 6 Senior credit points in BBCL2603, BBCL2607, BBCL2609 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2700wd research essay (50%), 1xequivalent to 1500wds tutorial presentation and paper (30%), 1x300wd research proposal (10%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study provides an overview of the New Testament as a literary and theological work, seeking to understand both the early Christian 'story' and the various modes in which it was retold and applied in the first century CE. Students explore the various genres of NT literature, including 'gospel', epistolary forms, parable and apocalyptic. Particular attention is paid to reader-response criticism of the Gospels and intertextuality in the NT epistles. Documents will be read in English translation.
BBCL3601 Daniel and Revelation as Apocalypses

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3602 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture Prohibitions: BBCL2006 or BBCL2606 Assessment: 1x1500wd exegesis assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The books of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible and Revelation in the New Testament are the only "apocalypses" found in any western Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to analyse these texts in the context of the most relevant extra-biblical apocalyptic texts, such as 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.
BBCL3602 Job, Proverbs and Other Biblical Wisdom

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3601 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602 Prohibitions: BBCL2608 Assessment: 1x1500wd research assignment (30%), 1x3000wd research essay (60%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs form the bulk of wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible. In this unit students will apply advanced methods in analysis of biblical texts (literary, thematic, linguistic, and text critical) in order to understand the nature of Biblical wisdom literature on all levels. This will include examining these texts within the context of other wisdom literature both within the Hebrew Bible, such as wisdom psalms and in Deuterocanonical texts, such as Sirach.
Textbooks
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BBCL3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Celtic Studies

CLST1000 Defining the Celts

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CLST2601 Assessment: 1x 2000wd Essay (40%), 1x 500wd Book Review (10%), 1x 2hrs Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The 'Celts' are those peoples of Europe who speak or spoke a Celtic language. By the Iron Age the Celtic peoples were spread across Europe and across the course of millennia have given rise to a number of European nations and cultures, including the Irish, the Welsh and the Bretons. This unit explores definitions of the Celts, examining their history and development, and provides an overview of their languages.
CLST2608 Modern Welsh Language and Culture 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Celtic Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French and Francophone Studies, Ancient Greek, Germanic Studies, History, Italian Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek Studies, Sanskrit, Spanish and Latin American Studies, or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x500wd equiv oral exam (10%), 1x2hr written exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Welsh language has one of the oldest literary traditions in Europe. This unit will introduce students to this culture by providing them with the basic structure and vocabulary of the language, with an emphasis on the acquisition of oral and written skills of communication through functionally oriented language activities. The language will be studied in the context of Welsh history, literature and society.
CLST2613 Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture 1

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Celtic Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French and Francophone Studies, Ancient Greek, Germanic Studies, History, Italian Studies, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek Studies, Sanskrit, Spanish and Latin American Studies, or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x500wd equiv oral exam (10%), 1x2hr written exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Scottish Gaelic language has a very old literary tradition. This unit will introduce students to this culture by providing them with the basic structure and vocabulary of the language, with an emphasis on the acquisition of oral and written skills of communication through functionally oriented language activities. The language will be studied in the context of Scottish history, literature and society.
CLST2614 The Celtic Otherworld

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Celtic Studies minor or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Studies in Religion major Prohibitions: CLST3616 Assessment: 1x1000wd Literature survey (20%), 1x2200wd Essay (50%), 1x1300wd Take-home test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit looks closely at one of the most influential motifs in early Celtic literature and culture. We will examine a series of narratives (in translation) and place them in the context of early Irish and Welsh conceptions of cosmology, landscape and pilgrimage: including Classical accounts of the doctrines of the Druids, stories of the Tuatha Dé Danann; legends of Irish voyaging saints and heroes, as well as the Welsh the Mabinogi tales.
CLST3614 Middle Welsh

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic Studies Prohibitions: CLST2604 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Middle Welsh was the language spoken and written in Wales in the Middle Ages (from about the 12th to the 14th Century). The most famous text surviving in Middle Welsh is the Mabinogion, a compilation of mythical and legendary material often of much earlier date. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Middle Welsh grammar and vocabulary and learn to read and interpret texts in Middle Welsh.
CLST3615 Old Irish

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Celtic Studies Prohibitions: CLST2606 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Old Irish was the language spoken and written in Ireland in the early Middle Ages, and is preserved in a range of records, from Ogham stones to manuscripts. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Old Irish grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Old Irish. It will also provide a basic introduction to the development of the Irish language in its early historic context, with reference to examples from inscriptions, manuscripts and the different genres of literature.

Chinese Studies

CHNS1101 Chinese 1A (For Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Corequisites: Recommended Co-requisites: CHNS1601 Prohibitions: Chinese native speakers or HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wd) (10%), 5xon-line or individual learning assignments (30 minutes each) (20%), 2xOral Presentations (3 minutes each) (40%), 2xwriting projects (1.5hrs each) (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is an introduction to basic communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese for beginners. Foundation work on pronunciation, pinyin romanisation, elementary grammar and the Chinese writing system will be followed by conversational drills, comprehension, reading and writing practice in Classwork and homework.
CHNS1102 Chinese 1B (For Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1101 Prohibitions: Chinese native speakers or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 Assumed knowledge: One semester of Chinese at introductory level Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wd) (10%), 5x on-line or individual learning assignments (30 minutes each) (20%), 2x Oral Presentations (3 minutes each) (40%), 2x 1.5hr writing projects (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a continuation of Chinese 1A. Emphasis will be on grammar patterns that facilitate speaking and reading skills. On completion, students should have a good grasp of common grammatical patterns and be able to communicate with Chinese native speakers in daily contexts.
CHNS1600 The Chinese Language, Present and Past

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS1101 or CHNS1201 Corequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS1202 or CHNS2602 Prohibitions: CHNS2111 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2903 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1314 Assumed knowledge: Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters. Assessment: 4x 30-minute tests (40%), 1x1000wd Essay (30%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation based on work for Essay (10%); homework assignments (200wds each) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The Chinese language is a complex, constantly evolving social institution with a fascinating history. Its influence has been felt throughout East Asia and much of mainland Southeast Asia. This unit of study introduces important aspects of that history to students at the early stages of learning Modern Standard Chinese. Besides acquiring insights that will aid their mastery of the modern language, students will sample the interest and beauty of the classical language, vehicle of traditional Chinese poetry and philosophy.
CHNS1601 Understanding Contemporary China

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: ASNS1101 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1xin-class test (30%), 1xClass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study introduces key topics essential to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture, including geography and environment, recent social and political change, art, literature and cultural practice, population and economic structure, education systems and issues of gender and sexuality. As a foundational unit in Chinese studies, it assumes no background knowledge of China or the Chinese language. It will be taught in English with an interdisciplinary approach.
CHNS2001 Chinese 2C (Advanced Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: Medium to high competency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese) combined with no or very limited knowledge of characters. Prohibitions: CHNS3000 Assessment: 3x 250wds each written comprehension (20%), Participation (10%), 1x 10 minute oral presentation (20%), 3x 500wds each vocabulary quizzes (15%), 1x 1250wd reading/writing test (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is a fast-paced intermediate unit of study intended primarily for medium to high competency speakers of Chinese languages, including Cantonese, who know few (up to about 200) characters or none at all. The objective is rapid development of Chinese-language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese Studies. Emphases include reading and writing skills and standard Mandarin pronunciation.
CHNS2002 Chinese 2D ( Advanced Beginners)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2001 or CHNS1201 Prohibitions: CHNS3000 or otherwise native or near-native reading or writing or and speaking capacity. Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 3x 500wds each vocabulary quizzes (15%), 3x 250wds each written comprehension (15%), 1x 1250wd reading/writing test (30%), 1x 10 minute oral presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study has been designed for background speakers of Chinese languages who have taken the first semester of this stream or know about 500 characters. The objective is rapid development of Chinese language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese studies. Emphases will include reading and writing skills and standard pronunciation.
CHNS2003 Gender and Women in Chinese Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studiesor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 2x 500wds short writing assignments (10%), 1x 500wd essay proposal (10%), 2x equivalent to 500wds class presentations (15%), 1x 1500wd essay (25%), 1x equivalent to 1000wds in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
What does it mean to be a woman or a man in a Chinese culture? We will explore this question as reflected in Chinese literary tradition, examining how Chinese ideas of gender influence literary representations of education, family, sexuality, life aspirations, class difference, and cultural others.
CHNS2004 Introduction to Chinese Literature

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week , 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLSor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000 Assessment: 1x Tutorial participation (10%), 2x 30min in-class written tests equivalent to 1000wds total (40%), 12x 100wds journal (12%), 1x 300wd essay proposal (10%), 1x equivalent to 500wd oral presentation (8%), 1x 1500wd essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will provide a survey of Chinese literature in cultural context from its earliest beginnings to the present day, including poetry, literary prose, drama, and fiction. All readings will be in English translation, with the additional option of consulting the original Chinese.
CHNS2005 Reading Chinese Philosophy and Religion

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points of Chinese language units Assessment: 2x500wd equivalent translation exercise (20%), 1x750wd equivalent oral presentation (15%), 1x750wd thematic bibliography (15%), 1x2000wd final essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit offers students the opportunity to learn how to access and read texts from the corpus of Chinese philosophical and religious traditions. It concentrates on texts written in classical Chinese and uses a multifaceted approach. As well as studying lexical and grammatical elements, particular emphasis is given to the methodology needed to use classical sources. In this way, students are given the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of classical Chinese, strengthen research skills, and attain a better understanding of the key theoretical developments of the history of Chinese thought.
Textbooks
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CHNS2011 Religion and Martial-Arts Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studiesor CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000 Assessment: 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1xquiz (equivalent to 500wds) (15%), 1x2000wd written assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces the modern genre of Chinese literature, the martial-arts fiction (wuxia xiaoshuo) and the role played by Chinese religion in shaping the features of the genre. With reference to works of the New School of martial-arts fiction, it investigates the religious contexts of martial-arts fiction, the impact of Chinese religious traditions on the genre, and the representation of traditional Chinese culture and spirituality in the modern world.
CHNS2601 Chinese 2A (Lower Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or HSC Beginners more than 70 or HSC Continuers less than 80 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80 Assumed knowledge: One year (approx. 5 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level Assessment: 1x2000wd final exam (20%), 1x500wd oral test (20%), 1x1000wd group project (20%), 2x500wd in-class tests (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Rapid vocabulary expansion, strengthening of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and sophistication of grammatical knowledge will be pursued in integrated fashion. On completion of this unit of study, students should be able to engage in real life communication, write short compositions and read fluently within their vocabulary range.
CHNS2602 Chinese 2B (Lower Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2601 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese, including full mastery of about 1000 characters (preferably full-form). Assessment: 1x2000wd final exam (30%), 1x500wd equivalent oral test (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent group project (20%), 2x500wd in-class tests (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 2A, with similar workload. Rapid enhancement and expansion of essential Chinese-language skills (proficiency in listening and speaking, reading comprehension, dictionary use, character knowledge, etc.). On completion of this unit of study, students be able to read Chinese-language materials of limited complexity and to discuss their content orally and write short compositions.
CHNS2611 Classical Chinese A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1102 or CHNS2602 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 or CHNS2601 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assessment: Classwork (10%), 2x 30-minute tests (10%), 3x 40-minute tests (60%), 1xreading project resulting in 1500wd Essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Foundation work in Classical Chinese, an ancient language that still plays a role in modern China and that often challenges Western notions of how languages behave. Students will develop a basic understanding of the grammar and vocabulary, thus equipping themselves for exploration of China's distinctive philosophical and literary traditions in the original language. They will undertake supplementary reading in English on a topic of their choice, thus enriching their knowledge of premodern Chinese culture.
CHNS2612 Classical Chinese B

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2611 or CHNS2111 or HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or CHNS1313 or CHNS2903 Prohibitions: CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314 Assessment: Classwork (equivalent to 100wds) (10%), 3x50-minute tests (3x20%), homework exercises (equivalent to 200wds) (10%), 1xreading project resulting in a 1500wd Essay (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continued study of Classical Chinese grammar and vocabulary through original texts. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to explore a wider range of ancient and early-imperial Chinese philosophical and literary writings, including some poetry, thereby acquainting themselves with certain major authors in the Chinese tradition. Supplementary reading in English will enable them to broaden and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture while practising some basic research skills.
CHNS2613 Communication and Social Change in China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000 Assessment: 1xcase study presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines the relationship between communication and social change in contemporary China, inclusive of mainland China, Hong Kong, and regional sites. Students will learn about selected major events and trends in Chinese societies. They will also learn about the use of communications, including new media, in selected major events. Theories that examine the consequences of communication on community development and democratic participation will be introduced.
CHNS2614 Understanding News About China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Chinese Studies or Asian Studies major Assessment: 1x2500wd news comparison report (50%), 1x1000wd in-class news presentation (25%), 2x250wd equivalent news discussion preparation (15%), 5x100wd short quizzes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit helps students understand China by encouraging students to familiarise themselves with what is reported in news about the country. It helps students understand what they learn from news is influenced by the institutions and processes of news production, which are discussed in the context of traditional news media and non-mainstream news sites, in China and in foreign countries. Concepts used in news analysis and evaluation will be introduced to guide students read and compare news reports critically. No Chinese-language skill is required in the unit.
Textbooks
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CHNS2650 Chinese In-Country Study A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level of Chinese Language units or at least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Prerequisites: At least a year of Modern Standard Chinese at tertiary level (or equivalent). The department recommends that students complete at least two semesters of Chinese prior to undertaking a full semester of in-country study. Native speakers of Chinese who can read Chinese fluently and seek special permission to undertake in-country study after first year must present a coherent academic rationale to the department.
Enrolment in an approved program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS2651 Chinese In-Country Study B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Prerequisites: CHNS2650 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in an approved semester-based program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for every 52 hours of Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chineselanguage program.
CHNS2652 Chinese In-Country Study C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution. Prerequisites: CHNS2651 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in an approved program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS2653 Chinese In-Country Study D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution. Prerequisites: CHNS2652 Assessment: As prescribed by the host institution. On successful completion of this unit of study, students will receive a "Satisfied Requirements" result at the University of Sydney. Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Enrolment in an approved program of study (normally intermediate or advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS3000 Chinese for Native Speakers 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602 Assessment: 2x500wd writing tasks (20%), 1x200wd research proposal (5%), 1x500wd oral presentation (15%), 1x2000wd research project (30%), 1x800wd in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The unit meets the needs of students who have passed HSC Chinese (Background Speakers) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. The unit aims to teach advanced Chinese communication skills, critical thinking and research skills, and sensitises students to differences between Chinese and English languages and discourses. A range of authentic material will be used, drawn from various media and literary sources, covering topics of contemporary interest.
CHNS3001 Chinese for Native Speakers 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3000 or CHNS1303 Prohibitions: CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602 or CHNS1304 Assessment: 2x 1000wds writing tasks (20%), 1x 200wd research proposal (5%), 1x equivalent to 500wds oral presentation (15%), 1x 2000wd mini research project (30%), 1x 800wd in-class test (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is a continuation of CHNS3000 Chinese for Native Speakers 1. It aims to further improve language skills and cultural awareness of students who have passed HSC Chinese (Background) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. It teaches advanced Chinese communication skills, critical thinking and basic academic research skills in Chinese writing and oral presentation, through dealing with a range of authentic material beyond that covered in CHNS3000.
CHNS3111 Global Chinese Literatures

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studiesor CHNS3000 or CHNS3601 Assessment: 1x 1500wd in-class test (30%), 1x 1500wd essay (30%), 1x 1000wd tutorial project (20%), x class participation (10%), 1x 500wd essay proposal (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines a global range of Chinese-language literatures from the last forty years and from various regions of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the West, including Australia. Literary texts will be placed in social and political contexts.
CHNS3601 Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2602 or CHNS1202 or HSC Continuers more than 80 or HSC Extension Prohibitions: CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent classwork (10%), 2x500wd equivalent reading and writing assignment (20%), 2x500wd equivalent oral presentation (30%), 1x800wd equivalent in-class test (15%), 1x1200wd equivalent final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Upper-intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Proficiency in reading will be developed through study of Chinese-language texts on a range of social and cultural topics. Speaking, listening, reading and writing will be enhanced through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion, with due attention to the more sophisticated skills (e.g., use of appropriate registers, intelligent dictionary use, expressing ideas on more complex issues than at lower-intermediate level).
CHNS3602 Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS3601 Prohibitions: CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or HSC Chinese Background Speakers Assumed knowledge: Two and a half years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese Assessment: 1x500wd equivalent classwork (10%), 2x500wd equivalent reading and writing assignment (20%), 2x500wd equivalent oral presentation (30%), 1x800wd equivalent in-class test (15%), 1x1200wd equivalent final exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate). Continuing development of Chinese-language literacy through study of texts on a range of social and cultural topics, including some authentic literary texts. Further enhancement of speaking, listening and writing skills through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion. Upon completion, students should be comfortable with both full-form and simplified characters, use dictionaries and language registers discerningly, and be confident of their ability to express ideas and arguments effectively in Chinese.
CHNS3603 Chinese 4A (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS1202 or CHNS3602 or CHNS3104 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2203 Assessment: 1x2000wd final exam (25%), 1x500wd equivalent oral test (15%), 1x1000wd equivalent group project (20%), 2x500wd in-class tests (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Advanced training in modern Chinese language, with a focus on reading. By studying a range of literary and non-literary texts, graded for difficulty, students will acquire the reading skills necessary for advanced work in Chinese Studies. They will enrich their knowledge of Chinese as a vehicle for discussion of important issues, while developing their own skills in oral and written expression of relatively complex subject matter.
CHNS3604 Chinese 4B (Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS3603 or CHNS2203 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese Background Speakers or CHNS2204 Assessment: 1x2000wd final exam (25%), 1x500wd equivalent oral test (15%), 1x1000wd equivalent group project (20%), 2x500wd in-class tests (30%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continuation of Chinese 4A (Advanced). Further training in the reading skills necessary for advanced work in Chinese Studies or professional work requiring Chinese-language literacy. Students will gain familiarity with a broader range of literary and non-literary texts reflecting the concerns of Chinese people in the modern world, while enhancing their ability to discuss complex subject matter in both spoken and written Chinese.
CHNS3605 Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3604 or Distinction in CHNS3602 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers Assessment: 1x1500wd in-class test (30%), 2x750wd reading and writing project (30%), 1x500wd oral presentation (20%), 1x1000wd language practice (10%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3602 will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of Chinese 4A
This unit is designed for advanced learners of the Chinese language. It emphasizes analysis and discussions in Chinese on topics that reflect aspects of modern Chinese society, culture and politics. Students will gain training in critical thinking and in-depth comprehension skills through associated reading , writing and speaking projects.
CHNS3606 Chinese Studies 5B (Higher Advanced)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3605 or Distinction in CHNS3603 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers Assessment: 1x1000wd in-class test (30%), 1x800wd writing assignment (15%), 1x2200wd research essay (30%), 1x 500wd oral presentation (15%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Note: students who have earned a Distinction in CHNS3603 Chinese 4A (Advanced) will be permitted to take this subject either with or instead of CHNS3604 Chinese 4B (Advanced)
This unit is a continuation of CHNS3605 Chinese 5A (Upper Advanced). It emphasises analysis and discussions in Chinese on topics that reflect aspects of modern Chinese society, culture and politics. Students will gain research skills through associated research project and essay work.
CHNS3607 Chinese Buddhist Texts

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2612 or CHNS2112 or CHNS2904 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies Assessment: Translations (equivalent to 2000wds) (35%), 1x1000wd mid semester test (20%), 1x1500wd Research essay (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students of literary Chinese to Buddhist texts. Students read and translate text selections in a variety of genres, as well as reading secondary materials on textual analysis in order to gain familiarity with a range of styles of discourse that developed during the formative period of Buddhism in China. This unit also serves as an introduction to translation methods and linguistic problem-solving.
CHNS3608 Chinese for Business Purposes (A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: CHNS2602 or CHNS2002 Corequisites: CHNS3601 or CHNS3603 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese Assessment: 2x750wd equivalent writing assignments (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral group presentation (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent in-class test (30%), 4x250wd equivalent small quizzes and exercises (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Introduction to Business Chinese for students with sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese. This unit provides basic training in oral and written communication skills for effective communication in different Chinese business contexts. Students will gain practical linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness by simulating business scenarios and reding texts on business related topics such as commencing career in the business world, playing the role of a new employee, understanding company structures, establishing relationships with colleagues and clients, etc. Students will also develop their critical thinking and analysis skills by reflecting on authentic business cases.
CHNS3609 Chinese for Business Purposes (B)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 class hours per week: 1 x lecture, 2 x tutorials Prerequisites: CHNS3608 Corequisites: CHNS3602 or CHNS3604 Prohibitions: HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent Assumed knowledge: Sound intermediate to advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese; basic grounding in Chinese for business purposes. Assessment: Participation (10%); In-class test (35%, 1500wds); Writing assignments (20%, 1500wds); Oral group presentation (20%, 1000wds); Vocabulary quizzes (15%, 500wds) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit is a continuation of Chinese for Business Purposes (A). It further develops the students' knowledge and communicative skills acquired during the first Semester. New topics introduced will include routine management, e-marketing, advertising, market research and business negotiations.
CHNS3610 Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week; 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (CHNS1303 and CHNS1304) or 12 credit points at 3000 level units in Chinese Studies Assessment: 4x500wd translation assignments (40%), 4x125wd online discussion (10%), 1x1000wd mini practicum project (20%), 1x500wd equiv group presentation (10%), 1x500wd in-class test (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit aims to develop written fluency in Chinese and English through translation practice. The unit is designed to further develop students' advanced writing and translation skills. Practical tasks will include translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, using a wide range of texts, including newspaper reports, advertisements, product package text, film subtitles, tourist brochures, web pages, and relatively simple technical, legal and official documents.
CHNS3611 Chinese for Specific Purposes 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent written assignment (40%), 2x1000wd equivalent oral presentation (30%), 1x1000wd equivalent research project (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is intended for students who have advanced competence of Modern Standard Chinese and wish to study the language for specific purposes. The unit provides training in basic knowledge of Chinese terms, etiquette and ethics in different professions, such as medicine, law, engineering and business. It will enhance students' practical communication skills in different social and professional contexts. It will also help them develop a general understanding of inter-professional knowledge in Chinese.
CHNS3612 Chinese for Specific Purposes 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3611 or CHNS3000 Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent written assignment (40%), 2x1000wd equivalent oral presentations (30%), 1x1000wd equivalent research project (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is a continuation of CHNS3611. It aims to further improve students' Chinese communication skills for specific purposes. The unit provides training in advanced knowledge of Chinese terms, etiquette and ethics in different professions, such as medicine, law, engineering and business. It will focus on a wide range of genres, including case studies in different social and professional contexts. It will enhance students' analytical and practical communication skills in Chinese.
CHNS3621 Case Studies in Chinese Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS3610 or 12 credit points at 3000 level in Chinese Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd theoretical Essay (30%), 1x2000wd mini research project (40%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 500wds) (20%), tutorial discussion (equivalent to 500wds) (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects surrounding the work of Chinese/English translation. Through selected readings of existing translations and their associated critical apparatus, as well as theoretical treatments of the issue of translation, students will develop a detailed knowledge of the theoretical and methodological issues in Chinese translation.
CHNS3633 Topics in Chinese Literature 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or Asian Studies or 6 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in International and Comparative Literary Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd in-class test (30%), 1x500wd essay proposal (10%), 1x1000wd tutorial project (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines a range of Chinese-language works of fiction, poetry, and drama in the 20th Century including works by key figures such as Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, and Lao She. Texts will be placed in the social and political context of their period, when literature was considered a key tool for the modernisation of Chinese society.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CHNS3639 Chinese Cinema

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 2-3 hours film screening Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 or 3000 level in Asian Studies Assessment: Classwork (10%), Oral Presentation plus written report of 500wds (30%), 1x1hr in-class test (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to the cinema of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We will view representative films of different periods and different regions, and read them within their historical and cultural context. We will explore how these films blend "traditional Chinese" and local elements -- plots, symbols, sound, music, performance styles and others -- with "modern" and "global" devices. We will also examine how Chinese cinema thus creates new definitions of Chinese identity and modernity.
CHNS3646 Classical Chinese Fiction

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601 Prohibitions: CHNS3543 or CHNS3443 Assessment: 1x50 minute in-class test equivalent to 800wds (30%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 4x 200wd written translation exercise (15%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How does the lean prose of classical Chinese express complexities of feeling or imagination? What issues
does fiction in this ancient language raise about traditional Chinese society, beliefs and values? In light of these questions and of modern scholarship, this unit of study examines samples of pre-Tang zhiguai (tales of the strange and supernatural) and zhiren (tales of the world), Sui-Tang chuanqi (transmission of the marvellous), and the "strange stories" of the seventeenth-century scholar Pu Songling. This unit assumes a basic grounding in Classical Chinese.
CHNS3647 Classical Chinese Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorials/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601 Prohibitions: CHNS3441 or CHNS3541 Assessment: 2x 50 minute in-class test equivalent to 800wds each (40%), 1xOral Presentation and handout equivalent to 800wds (15%), 1x2000wd final Essay (35%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Classical Chinese poetry is defined as verse composed in various forms and genres developed in pre-modern China. Most of these traditional forms and genres are still in wide use in contemporary China and within Chinese communities all over the world. This unit of study offers an introduction to classical Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the Song dynasty with focus on selected topics within this rich tradition. This unit assumes a basic grounding in Classical Chinese.
CHNS3648 Classical Chinese B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr tutorial/week and 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points in the Chinese Studies major Prohibitions: CHNS2112 or CHNS2612 or CHNS2904 or CHNS1314 or CHNS2612 Assessment: Participation (10%), 3x750wd equivalent in-class test (60%), 1x2250wd reading project resulting in essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Continued study of Classical Chinese grammar and vocabulary through original texts. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to explore a wider range of ancient and early-imperial Chinese philosophical and literary writings, including some poetry, thereby acquainting themselves with certain major authors in the Chinese tradition. Supplementary reading in English will enable them to broaden and deepen their understanding of Chinese culture while practising some basic research skills.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
CHNS3650 Chinese Interpreting

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: CHNS2602 or CHNS3601 Assessment: 1x1000wd service interpreting test (20%), 1x1000wd consecutive interpreting test (20%), 1x1500wd computer-aided multimedia interpreting project (35%), 1x1000wd final project report (15%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit will help students to develop practical knowledge and skills of English and Chinese Interpreting. It will cover different types of interpreting such as service interpreting (healthcare), sight interpreting (tourism), consecutive interpreting (TV interviews, press conferences), and multimedia interpreting (films, documentary, TED) using interpreting technologies and tools (subtitle tools, translation memory tools). Students will acquire advanced Chinese-English language and cultural communication skills, as well as computer-assisted multimedia interpreting techniques through teamwork at hands-on interpreting workshops using real-life multimedia materials.
CHNS3651 Chinese Drama and Theatre

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Chinese Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x equivalent to 500wds oral presentation (20%), 2x equivalent to 2000wds 1 hr in-class test (30%), 1x 2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit studies key aspects of Chinese performance art and performance literature. It explores the development of Chinese theatre from ritual to ritual drama to literary drama and examines how ritual/theatrical elements are integrated into musical drama, the dominant form of Chinese theatre known as xiqu as represented by Kun opera and Beijing opera.
CHNS3660 Chinese In-Country Study I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution, equivalent to a 6 credit point unit at the University of Sydney. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Language units. Assessment: x As prescribed by the host institution (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Enrolment in an approved program of study (advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS3661 Chinese In-Country Study J

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution, equivalent to a 6 credit point unit at the University of Sydney. Prerequisites: CHNS3660 Assessment: x As prescribed by the host institution (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Enrolment in an approved program of study (advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS3662 Chinese In-Country Study K

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution, equivalent to a 6 credit point unit at the University of Sydney. Prerequisites: CHNS3661 Assessment: x As prescribed by the host institution (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Enrolment in an approved program of study (advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS3663 Chinese In-Country Study L

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July Classes: As prescribed by the host institution, equivalent to a 6 credit point unit at the University of Sydney. Prerequisites: CHNS3662 Assessment: x As prescribed by the host institution (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This is a pass/fail unit. Successful completion will result in a grade of "Satisfied Requirements (SR)".
Enrolment in an approved program of study (advanced Modern Standard Chinese language) at a tertiary institution in China or Taiwan. Students can earn 6 credit points for Chinese-language class in China or Taiwan, to a maximum of 24 credit points in any one semester. Credit may also be awarded at the rate of 6 credit points per 4 full weeks of intensive study after completion of an approved summer in-country Chinese-language program.
CHNS3680 Multilingualism in the Sinosphere

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26 hours online instruction or 20 hours of face-to-face contact hours and 6 hours of online instruction Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601 Assessment: 1x2500wd project (40%), 4x1000wd total online activities (20%), 4x1000wd total content quizzes (20%), 1x1500wd oral presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit complements students' Chinese language studies, offering a view of multilingualism in the sinosphere under the broad term of linguistic, cultural and society studies and provides the opportunity to study language policy, language education, social changes and cultural practice by looking at the relationships between different regions which share a common Chinese language.
CHNS3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Criminology

CRIM1001 Introduction to Crime and Criminology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Theory essay (30%), 1x1500wd Methods essay (30%), 1x1500wd Take home exercise (30%), 1x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit considers key ideas and concepts in criminology, including definitions of crime, criminological theories of crime causation, and the consequences of crime. The unit also examines research methods used in criminology and crime research, including the ethics of conducting criminological research.
CRIM1002 Exploring Criminal Justice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Crime policy evaluation (30%), 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x1500wd Take home exercise (30%), 1x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines key features and processes of criminal justice institutions, crime justice policy and practice, and addresses contemporary debates about crime in relation to substantive areas, such as gender, race, ethnicity, and youth offending.
CRIM2601 Studying Crime and Criminology

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-Legal Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology Assessment: 1x 1000wd Reflective essay (20%), 1x 1500wd Research essay (30%), 1x 2000wd Take home exercise (40%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores definitions of crime, criminological theories of crime causation, and core concepts and research methods in criminology. It examines key features of criminal justice institutions and crime justice policy, and addresses contemporary debates about crime in relation to topics such as gender, race, ethnicity, and youth offending.
CRIM2602 Crime, Punishment and Society

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Social Policy or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-legal Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology Prohibitions: SCLG2634 or SCLG2566 Assessment: 1x 1000wd Reflective Essay (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Essay (40%), 1x 1500wd Take Home Exercise (30%), x Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores key features of criminal justice processes and practices, with a critical examination of policing, sentencing, punishment and prison in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. It considers a range of related concepts and issues, including the expansion of punishment in society and post-release life.
CRIM3601 Medico-Legal and Forensic Criminology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-legal Studies Prohibitions: SLSS2603 Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 2000wd Research Essay (50%), 1x 1500wd Take Home Exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study examines the relationship between crime, law, medicine and science. It focuses on criminal detection practices, death investigation systems, the coroner's office, autopsies and socio-legal management of the dead body, human tissue and organ controversies, and the role of medicine, science and psychology in criminal justice.
CRIM3602 Crime, Media and Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Socio-legal Studies Prohibitions: SLSS2605 Assessment: 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x 2000wd Research essay (50%), 1x 1500wd Take home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines criminological approaches that explore intersections between criminal justice, law, media forms and cultural dynamics, including in the areas of moral panics, media trials, crime fear, cultural criminology, popular culture, serial killing, female criminality, surveillance, policing protest, organised crime, and terrorism.
CRIM3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Cultural Studies

GCST1601 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 2x2000wd equivalent blogs (30%), 1x500wd equivalent group presentation (15%), 1x500wd textual analysis (20%), 1x2000wd essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural studies explores everyday life, media and popular culture. It shows us how we can make sense of contemporary culture as producers, consumers, readers and viewers, in relation to our identities and communities. How do cultural texts and practices convey different kinds of meaning and value? Students
will be introduced to some key thinkers and approaches in cultural studies and will learn how to analyse cultural forms such as advertising, television, film and popular music.
GCST1602 Introduction to Gender Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July,Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture, 1x1hr tutorial Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x1300wd Tutorial presentation task (15%), 1x1200wd short Essay (35%), 1x1500wd long Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
How does gender organise lives, bodies, sexualities and desires? How does gender relate to sex and sexuality? Are there really only two genders? How and why is gender such an integral part of how we identify ourselves and others? This unit introduces students to foundational concepts in the study of gender and critically engages with questions of identity, sexuality, family, the body, cultural practices and gender norms in light of contemporary gender theories.
GCST1603 Screen Cultures and Gender: Film to Apps

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Media analysis journal (online) (50%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit traces the history of screen cultures from film to apps, focusing on how popular media is used to produce and represent masculinity and femininity. Students will consider cinema, television, videogames, the internet and mobile devices, asking how changing media forms and practices impact on our gendered identities and everyday lives.
GCST1604 Introduction to Diversity

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x 1000 Close Reading of Real World eg. (25%), 1x 1000 Close Reading of academic text (25%), 1x 2500 Final Case Study (40%), nax na Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Diversity has become one of the most important issues in contemporary society. Increasingly communities and workplaces encourage us to support diversity. This unit introduces students to a range of diversity issues informed by race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality and dis/ability and the importance of cultivating understanding and respect for difference. It will appeal to students interested in social, economic and cultural marginalisation.
GCST2603 Animal/Human Cultures

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Cultural Studies Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x500wd tutorial question task (15%), 1x1500wd short essay (35%), 1x2000wd long essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The idea of the animal infuses western knowledge about what constitutes the human. From humanism to post-humanism, this unit teases out various animal/human connections, classifying seeing, domesticating, eating, making pets, writing, thinking, about rights, rhetoric and representation. How do gender, race and class play out in the realm of the animal/human? What cultural formations support and also challenge the line between animal and human?
Textbooks
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GCST2605 Representing Race and Gender

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x500wd group presentation (15%), 1x400wd journal (15%), 1x1000wd midterm Essay (25%), 1x2200wd final Research essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit introduces students to cultural theories about race and ethnicity and uses these theories to examine representations of racial minorities across a range of media such as film, literature and performance within multiple national contexts. In particular, it interrogates the relationship between these representations and those of gender and sexuality. In so doing, it provides a complex understanding of how 'race' and 'gender' as institutional forces and lived experiences help shape perceptions of ourselves and others.
GCST2612 Youth and Youth Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive July Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Diversity Studies Prohibitions: WMST2012 Assessment: 1x500wd close reading exercise (10%), 1x1500wd Short Essay (30%), 1x2500wd Take-home Exercise (50%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines academic, public and popular ideas about youth and practices of youth culture. It will introduce students to some of the current parameters for studying the experience of youth and youth cultural forms and practices. We will pay particular attention to the ways young lives are gendered and the role gender plays in the institutions and other contexts in which young people live. Other points of focus include changing conceptions of youth, relationships between policy and youth, images of youth and youth culture, and discourses on (im)maturity, training, and identity.
GCST2630 Consumer Cultures

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Cultural Studies Prohibitions: GCST3603 Assessment: 2x500wd journal exercise (25%), 1x1500wd critical analysis (30%), 1x500wd final project outline (10%), 1x2000wd final project (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Consumerism is a contradictory cultural formation. It is a source of meaning, pleasure and identity, but also a cause of environmental degradation, social injustice and, for some, individual alienation. This unit sets out some of the ethical, environmental and social problems associated with consumerism, and examines in detail some of the creative, ingenious and determined responses to these problems.
GCST3604 Using Cultural Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 credit points at 2000 level Gender and Cultural Studies) or (12 credit points at 2000 level Digital Cultures) Assessment: 2x 750 Critical Exercise (50%), 1x3000 Essay or Take-home Exercise (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural Studies was widely discussed as one of the "New Humanities" in the 1990s, but a long history of debates about and theories of culture precede the discipline, and the processes of deciding what are the key texts and concepts of Cultural Studies is ongoing. This unit overviews foundational and emerging critical concepts and writers in the field. Students will also undertake reading and analysis exercises designed to help them come to grips with using "theory" in their own work.
GCST3630 Everyday Life: Theories and Practices

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies Prohibitions: GCST2613 Assessment: 1x1000wd close reading task (20%), 1x1500wd (equivalent) fieldwork presentation (40%), 1x2000wd case study essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Our knowledge of everyday life is often taken for granted and yet cultural studies has developed some fascinating approaches to critically and creatively exploring the ordinary and extraordinary details that make up everyday life. Through case studies of everyday practices, spaces and experiences (waste, fashion, dreaming, eating, shopping, 'selfies') the unit explores key thinkers of the everyday as well as a range of research and writing methods (observation, thick description, close reading) that have helped to illuminate everyday life.
GCST3631 Gender, Communities and Belonging

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd critical close reading task (20%), 1x2000wd research project (40%), 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (30%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit students will apply advanced methods from gender and cultural studies to examine experiences of belonging and formations of community. Students will analyse how power produces and regulates communities, identities and belonging. They will question the assumption that community is based on the unity and similarity of citizens and their location in specific cultures and places, and critically examine alternatives such as difference, diaspora, and other forms of sociality. Students will evaluate different theories of community in local, national and international contexts, and in relation to feminism, democracy, cosmopolitanism and hospitality.
GCST3634 The Social Life of Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender and Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies Prohibitions: GCST2632 Assessment: 10x150wd reading synopses (25%), 1x1500wd close reading of a policy (25%), 1x500wd equivalent draft final project presentation (10%), 1x2500wd final research project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores the idea of public policy as a major cultural force which shapes the way we live, how we are socially categorised, how we act, who and what we can become. Students also learn how they might influence public policy and of alternatives to policy for enacting social change.
Textbooks
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GCST3636 Sex, Violence and Transgression

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or Cultural Studies Prohibitions: GCST2604 Assessment: 1x 1000 Close Reading of Media Example (25%), 1x 1000 Close Reading of Formal Text (25%), 1x 2500 Case Study (40%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Violence is one of the most prevalent themes in popular culture and public discourse today. It shapes our lives in all sorts of ways, both real and imagined. This unit examines the different ways we construct knowledge of violence and how representations of violence may be both compelling and confronting. It focuses on the interconnections between categories of sex and violence within culture.
GCST3637 Cultural Politics of Difference

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week and 1x2hr workshops/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies or Cultural Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd Methodological Reflection (25%), 1x2500wd Creative Cultural Collaborations (40%), 1x1000wd Critical Reflection (25%), 1x Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit follows a decolonial feminist ethics of learning through: (1) Complaining, (2) Caring and (3) Creating. We begin by exploring methodologies of complaint and critique through Indigenous, decolonial, postcolonial, critical race, and queer feminist scholarships. Second, we slow down to ask after and reflect on issues we care about in our diverse communities. Finally, we turn to modes of creating academic-activism, which could range from poetry to policy writing, cookbooks to comics, theatre to technology. From our classroom, we work in solidarity to bring to the attention of communities we belong to new proposals that will help us respond to challenges and injustices in the world.
GCST3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.