European Studies Descriptions

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

European Studies

Major

A major in European Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in European Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

Core
EUST1001 European Identity in the 21st Century

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: 2x250wd quizzes (20%), 10x150wd discussion boards and tutorial participation (30%), 1x1000wd assignment 1 (20%), 1x1500wd assignment 2 (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is the world's most progressive supranational power. In this unit we discuss contemporary Europe, focusing on the regions and ethno-national identities. We look at the EU and the socio-cultural and political forces both holding it together and pulling it apart. We study contemporary materials including films and novels in order to enter into the realities of life in Europe now. No language other than English is required.
EUST1002 Civil Society in Contemporary Europe

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: 1x1000wd assignment (25%), 2x375wd quizzes (20%), 10x125wd equivalent discussion boards (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Over the past two decades the face of Europe has changed dramatically. In this unit we examine the new ways in which European nations and the European Union negotiate issues of co-operation and co-existence, focusing on aspects of civil society, social change and cultural diversity. Case studies include the implications of Brexit, the re-emergence of the far right, immigration and multiculturalism, generational change, and other latest developments in Europe.

2000-level units of study

EUST2005 Institutions of the European Union

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd class presentation and plan (20%), 1x1500wd textual analysis (25%), 1x3500wd research essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is currently the world's largest economy and a major player on the international stage in humanitarian policies. It is also the world's most complex supranational political organisation consisting of 28 nation-states, each with its distinct culture, political life and social reality. This unit explores the European Union through the study of its integration processes, bodies of governance, and the main policies instituted over the last seven decades with the ultimate goal of a European federation.
EUST2010 Migrations and Asylum in the EU

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd group class presentation (20%), 1x1000wd group case study report (15%), 1x1500wd media analysis (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will focus on mobilities, migrations and political asylum in the European Union. It will consider both intra-EU migrations and migrations to and from the EU and associated countries, as well as the increasingly vexed issue of political asylum. The unit will study the impacts of skilled mobilities, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, language and religion in migration patterns as well as the impact of internal and external geopolitical tensions such as EastWest divides, wars and terrorism.
Textbooks
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EUST2020 Screening Europe: After 1989

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (30%), 1x1000wd class presentation (20%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Cinema was born on the eve of a century of conflict in Europe. Celebrated as an avant-garde art form, it was also used for political propaganda and popular entertainment during the 20th century. Most recently European cinema has taken on another function, contributing to the creation of modern European identities through critical self-representation. This unit focuses on a range of recent films in order to study social and cultural change in the new Europe of the past two decades.
Textbooks
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EUST2112 Eurovision: Re-visioning Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1 x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Assessment: 1x1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x1000wd report (20%), 1x3500wd essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 as a for-television event designed to foster cultural diplomacy and peace in Europe. Today it is watched by over 200 million people and even Australia is in on the act. Beyond its Europop veneer however, Eurovision has become a vehicle of soft power in Europe and a barometer of its political crises. In this unit we examine the political and cultural history of Eurovision and explore why it is so attractive to Australians.
Textbooks
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EUST2113 Modern Mediterranean Identities

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/wk, 1x1hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in one of the following; European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek, Jewish Thought and Civilisation, Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Arabic Language and Cultures. Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Assignment (25%), 1x Participation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Mediterranean is more than a geographical region. It is a complex set of interconnected geo-political and cultural sites and identities, between east and west, belonging both to the north and south, stretching into the hinterlands of Western and South-Eastern Europe, including the Balkans and the Black Sea, the Middle-Eastern littoral and Northern Africa along with islands such as Cyprus, Malta, Corsica and Majorca. In this unit we explore the historical, cultural and contemporary geo-political encounters around the Mediterranean, as a place of long-term occupation by indigenous peoples, as well as of migration flows and of modern-day mass tourism.
EUST2601 European Encounters

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 at1000level in European Studies or a European or Middle-Eastern language Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 2x250wd quizzes (20%), 10x100wd discussion boards (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
European writers and intellectuals have reflected critically on their own values, attitudes, customs and cultures through comparison with other cultures and societies since the Enlightenment. This long history has
resulted in profound reconsiderations of the concept of Europe and its civilization. The aim of European Encounters is to consider the ways in which Europeans have questioned their own value-systems through
literary and intellectual encounters with other nations, cultures and civilizations since the beginnings of modernity.
EUST2611 European and Middle Eastern Myth and Legend

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr online/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from (European Studies, International and Global Studies, Sociology, Arabic Language and Cultures, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Spanish, Latin American Studies, GOVT1104, GOVT1105, GOVT1202, ENGL1009, ENGL1026, ENGL1011, HSTY1045, HSTY1032 or HSTY1044) Assessment: 2x2000wd Essays (66%) and 1x1000wd presentation (34%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces some major myths and legends that constitute the foundations of Western European and Middle Eastern cultures. We consider how legends such as the Grail have evolved cross-culturally from the earliest times to the present day, with recent manifestations like the Da Vinci Code. We also examine the transformation of mythical archetypes such as the Quest (seen also in the voyages of Odysseus and Sindbad) and binary pairs (for instance in Ancient Greek and Arabic myth).
EUST2617 Europe's Religions: Cultures and Beliefs

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd tutorial presentation and paper (20%), 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The new millennium witnessed a 'return to religion' in European political, social and cultural life. Europe's Religions explores this development through an examination of the dynamic interaction between the three monotheistic religions in the European context. We focus on the relation between religion and political power that has so deeply contributed to the shaping of European civilisation. Investigating where and how religious and political ideologies meet, the unit illuminates the persistent influence of religious ideas in the contemporary European landscape.
Textbooks
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FRNC2630 Diversity in the French Speaking World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26 hours online instruction and activities per semester Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in any of French Studies, European Studies, International and Global Studies Prohibitions: FRNC1631 OR FRNC2625 OR FRNC2627 Assessment: 7x100wd discussion board posts (14%), 4x200wd journal reflections (12%), 1x1200wd mini research project (20%), 1x2400wd major research project (40%), 1x oral presentation (10mins, equivalent to 900wds)(14%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit taught completely in English complements your French language studies, offering an overview of the cultural diversity in the French-speaking world. You will acquire the foundations of Francophone culture through modules designed around themes such as popular culture; race, gender and identity in the French diaspora; politics; history; literature; cinema; contemporary French society.
GRMN2633 Topics in German Film

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Germanic Studies Prohibitions: GRMN2455 Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd written tutorial paper (25%), 1x1500wd class presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will explore German film from the perspectives of film theory and historical culture. Discussions will situate films within the German political and cultural context of their time and study them from the perspective of contemporary cross-cultural critique. The unit may concentrate on the works of a specific director, a period or a genre, or deal with key social and political issues within a selection of German films.
Textbooks
German film course pack to be purchased from the University Copy Centre
JCTC2100 Expulsion and Renewal: Medieval Jews

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 Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), 1x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the story of Jews under Muslim and Christian rule in Europe, including Christian antisemitism, anti-Jewish decrees, expulsions, the Crusades and the expulsion from Spain. It further explores new centres of Jewish life, especially in Eastern Europe, namely Poland, and concludes with the dawn of emancipation and the re-establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England.
ITLN2001 Introduction to Italian Culture (Online)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online unit - 26 online hours Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in any Table A subject area of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies or ITLN2611 or ITLN2631 Assessment: 5x 200wds online discussion (20%), 1x 1000wd online test (20%), 1x 2500wd project (essay or case study) (40%), 1x 1500wd project presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit is a broad-based introduction to the culture and society of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will study major cultural, social and political trends, events, debates and personalities which help place aspects of Italian culture in their historical perspective through fiction, films, essays, newspaper articles, and television. The sources and meanings of national symbols, monuments, myths and manifestoes are also explored.
RLST2624 The Birth of Christianity

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, 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studies in Religion or 6 credit points at 1000 level in in Studies in Religion and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History Prohibitions: RLST2024 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit discusses the textual, archaeological and socio-cultural evidence for the origins of Christianity; with a particular purpose to analyse how cults centred on the charismatic figure of Jesus of Nazareth led to the construction of such a powerful religious tradition. Tensions within that emergent tradition will be considered, and especially its struggle towards self-identity with both Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.
SPAN2631 Cultural and Social Change in Spain

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, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Spanish and Latin American Studies or SPAN3001 Assessment: Seminar participation (5%), 1xOral Presentation in a small group (equivalent to 1000wds) and 1x1000wd individual written memorandum on research for the presentation (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Spanish society has changed dramatically over the last half century. The restrictions on personal freedoms that were part of the Franco regime have been lifted to reveal a liberal, tolerant European society that nevertheless still shows some elements of its conservative heritage. This unit (taught in English) explores contemporary Spanish society and culture to show the reasons for the changes, and their effects. The areas under discussion will be family, sexuality and gender; class, money and consumerism; and mass/popular culture.

3000-level units of study

EUST3001 Europe: Contemporary Issues

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weeks 1-6, 11-13: 1x2hr lecture-seminar. Weeks 7-10: 1x30-minute research supervision meetings. Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies Assessment: 1x250wd research proposal (5%), 1x250wd annotated bibliography (5%), 1x500wd presentation (20%), 1x5000wd research essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The fate of the European Union hangs in the balance. But the crisis is about more than economics. Do Europeans feel 'European'? Or is Europe just a collection of states with a history of close interactions and devastating wars? Will Europe overcome its dilemmas? How are contemporary social theorists responding to the political, social and cultural questions raised by the crisis? We probe these issues in order to deepen our understanding of Europe in the context of contemporary social theory.
Textbooks
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EUST3002 Civilisations in Contact

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 hr seminar/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level from European Studies Assessment: 1 x Assignment (1000 words), 1 x Presentation (500 words), 1x Essay (2300 words), Discussion boards (700 words) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The term, ¿civilisation¿ has aroused powerful responses since its emergence in the 18th century as a means of identifying large-scale human cultural identities. When US political scientist Samuel Huntington introduced the idea of the 'clash of civilisations' as the key to international relations in the 21st century, a storm of controversy arose. How do we compare and contrast societies, civilisations and cultures? What is ¿civilisation¿? Is it valid to judge one culture or civilisation by the standards of another? Is objectivity possible? In this unit we familiarise ourselves with, and critically question, influential modes of comparative analysis with respect to global regions, civilisations and cultures.
EUST3006 Balkan Identities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the European Studies major or in the French German Italian Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies Spanish Hebrew and Jewish Studies Arabic Studies International and Comparative Literature Studies or English majors Prohibitions: EUST2606 Assessment: 1x1500wd presentation (25%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 10x150wd discussion boards (15%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Balkan Identities focuses on the development of the Balkan nations as a geopolitical space in the broader context of Europe. The social, religious, cultural, and political identities of the Balkan peninsula are studied with reference to the effects of Ottoman occupation as the primary defining influence into the 20th century. Literature and film are used as the primary means of understanding the main issues of ethnic and national identities over this period. The formation of the Republic of Yugoslavia and its disintegration in the wars of the 1990s are studied with reference to contemporary source documents.
Textbooks
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EUST3007 Ideas of 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 European Studies major Assessment: 1x500wd textual commentary plan (10%), 1x2000wd textual commentary (30%), 1x500wd essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Core text: Alex Drace-Francis, European Identity: A Historical Reader (London: Macmillan, 2013)
What is Europe? A geographical region? A political project? Where does it begin and end? What are its characteristics? These questions have occupied thinkers within and beyond Europe for millennia. The answers they have found shape our ideas of Europe today. This unit introduces students to ideas of Europe from antiquity to the present day. Reading texts by figures from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Winston Churchill, it provides an overview of European history of ideas by examining the history of the European idea itself.
EUST3111 Political Extremism in Europe

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 European Studies Assessment: 1x 1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd textual analysis (25%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary Europe is marked by political extremism, notably the increased legitimation of far- to extreme-right party families at national and European levels, and Islamist terrorism. However, many, even most, of these movements have emerged from longstanding activist or intellectual traditions. Moreover, political extremism has not always been confined to the right: radical left movements have also marked contemporary European history. In this unit we study these various political extremisms, and responses by national governments and the European Union.
ITLN3662 Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in any of European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or Government or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion majors or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies or History majors Assessment: 1x1500wd book review (30%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x3500wd research essay (40%), 1x participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other Renaissance authors' works will demonstrate the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Italian Renaissance.
ITLN3694 Dante and the Middle Ages

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in at least one of the following Italian Studies or European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2500wd critical journal (35%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x2500wd research essay (35%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy' will be read as an enduring work of poetry, a major text of the European literary tradition, and the most comprehensive synthesis of medieval culture. Along with that of other major contemporary thinkers such as Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, Dante's works will be placed in the historical and political context of the Italian peninsula between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century. Particular attention will be paid to his use of philosophical and theological language as well as extensive references and allusions to the Bible and classical poetry.
Textbooks
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JCTC3002 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

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 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit Points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of Nazi ideology, in particular racial antisemitism, and the gradual implementation of this policy towards the Jews and other victim groups from 1933 to 1945. Other themes focus on the responses of the victims and the role of the by-standers, as well as post-war politics of memory and other issues, including Holocaust denial and war crimes prosecution.
JCTC3003 The Modern Jewish Experience

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 Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the history of European Jewry from the late eighteenth century until the eve of WW2. During this period ancient traditions met the modern forces of enlightenment and emancipation, industrialisation, democratisation and nation building. External pressures provoked profound internal responses as the challenges and opportunities of modernity radically reshaped Jewish thought and life. Students will develop an understanding of the intricacy of relations between Jews and non-Jews and an appreciation of the mosaic of European Jewish life destroyed during the Holocaust.
JCTC3603 Representing the Holocaust

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/seminar Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Jewish Civilisation Thought and Culture major International and Comparative Literature Studies major English Studies major or European Studies major Assessment: class participation (10%), 1x1000wd textual analysis (20%), 2x250wd discussion post (10%), 1x1000wd research essay proposal (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Few historical events have inspired as many literary and artistic interpretations as the Holocaust. This unit will explore and critically assess how a broad range of forms, including but not limited to literature, film, fine arts, museums and memorials represent the Holocaust. In addition to a critical evaluation of these diverse artistic representations, the historical development of these forms will be considered as well as their national and transnational contexts.
Textbooks
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MGRK3001 Greek Modernism in European Context

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607 Prohibitions: MGRK2508 Assessment: 1x1000wd class presentation (20%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Focusing on a selection of modernist poets including G. Seferis and O. Elytis, this unit explores the profound change brought to Greek literary life during the 1930s. Together with the analysis of specific poems, it will also examine the epistemological historical and social factors which facilitated this change, and it will explore the reasons behind the belatedness of Greek modernism by comparing it to its broader European counterpart.
Textbooks
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MGRK3603 Modern Greek Politics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the modern Greek major or MGRK2603, or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607 Prohibitions: MGRK2512 Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (70%), 1x1500wd class project (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the political life in Greece after the establishment of the Modern Greek state (1828). It examines the main political parties, ideas, practices and personalities that shaped modern Greek state and nation-building from the inception of the Greek as a modern nation-state until today. The unit also explores major personalities and their impact on forming social policies in the country. Finally, the unit explores the most significant ideological movements that influenced modern Greek political life and social consciousness, investigating theories about the state, the nation and cultural identity as formed by structures and institutions introduced by successive Greek regimes.
MGRK3604 Contemporary Art in Greece

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points of Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK2655 or MGRK2506 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MGRK3605 Greek Modernity and its Others

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek major or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607 Prohibitions: MGRK2501 or MGRK2622 Assessment: 4000wd Essay (70%), 2000wd Tutorial presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course aims to examine the marginalised attempts to modernise Greek literature of the beginning of the 20th century as an alternative to what is considered to be the dominant discourse of Greek modernism, i.e the so-called generation of the 1930s. This will involve the study of C. P. Cavafy, K. G. Karyotakis and some of the minor poets of the same period as well as new trends in Greek criticism put forward by younger critics such as T. Agras and Kl. Paraschos.The course will also attempt to draw parallels to the appropriate European context and to take into account relevant developments in Greek political life.
SPAN3624 Spain: A Nation of Nations?

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, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: SPAN3001 or SPAN3611 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies major Assessment: 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x500wd Essay plan (10%), 1x4000wd Research essay (50%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary Spain is a very diverse country with several distinct cultural and linguistic groups. In some cases, this has given rise to minority nationalisms that challenge the sovereignty and hegemony of the Spanish state. This unit introduces students to the advantages and challenges of such diversity, including some of its political aspects. Specific topics include language planning, regional cultures, ethnicity, minority nationalism, and independence movements. No knowledge of Spanish is required to take this unit.

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
EUST3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EUST3998 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
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.