European Studies

European Studies

EUST1001 European Identity in the 21st Century

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x500wd assignment (15%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd exam (20%), class participation including quiz (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is the world's most progressive superpower. But Europe is more than a nation-state. It is a federation of states which have joined together to solve 21st century challenges to societies, cultures and politics. In this unit we discuss contemporary Europe and its socio-cultural regions, focussing on factors such as ethno-national identities, social change, and cultural self-expression. We look at the EU and the social and political forces both holding it together and pulling it apart. We study interesting current films and books. No language other than English is required.
EUST1002 Visions of Contemporary Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd assignment (30%), 1x3000wd essay (55%), class participation including quiz (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Over the past two decades the face of Europe has changed dramatically. A new awareness of socio-political and cultural interrelationships and tensions has developed. In this unit we look at case-studies in contemporary European culture and society with reference to European visions of inclusiveness, social change and cultural diversity. Issues studied include the current crisis and its origins, post-communism, the re-emergence of the far right, immigration and multiculturalism, Islam in Europe, generational change, and the 'greening' of Europe. Materials include film, literature and other materials in an interdisciplinary framework.
EUST2002 Language and Society in Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/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: 1x750wd tutorial written test (15%), 1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x750wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe is characterised by a multiplicity of languages and the consciousness of linguistic diversity permeates its societies. We will examine the complexities of language in Europe by examining issues such as multilingualism and diglossia, official vs minority languages, EU language policy, and questions of language and identity. Drawing upon case studies from European contexts, we explore key issues of language usage, such as different interactional styles, aspects of linguistic interaction, and the broader workings of power and politics in language.
EUST2005 Institutions of the European Union

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A of the Faculty of Arts Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd presentation and written copy (20%), 1x4000wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) 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.
EUST2020 Screening Europe: After 1989

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 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.
EUST2605 Europe: Literature and Dictatorship

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x500wd assignment (15%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1-hr exam (20%), class participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe: Literature and Dictatorship focuses on aspects of literature, culture, and the public sphere in the twentieth-century socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe. Literature played an important role - both clandestinely and as a public institution - under socialism. However literary texts cannot be separated from wider issues of politics, culture, and society. Hence attention will be paid to the role of the intelligentsias, to censorship, and to problems of dissidence and free expression in authoritarian, closed, and totalitarian societies.
EUST2607 Comparing Cultures: Europe and the East

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Francesco Borghesi Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in one of the following (European Studies; European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies; Asian Studies; English; Government; History; Ancient History; Philosophy; Political Economy; Sociology; Media and Communication) Assessment: 1x2500wd research essay (60%), 1x1000wd mid semester short answer test (20%), 1x1000wd end of semester short answer test (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The diverse and multiethnic realities of today's world require a sound knowledge of the roots of European intellectual traditions along with their complex relationship with non-European cultures. Based on analysis and discussion of influential early texts from Plato to the Biblical and Islamic traditions, from India to China, this unit clarifies the presuppositions of the cultural dialogue between West and East. Using a comparative approach, it focuses on the use of intercultural concepts such as toleration, respect, assimilation and understanding.
EUST2610 Europe and its Others

This unit of study does not have Data Audit Committee approval

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Bronwyn Winter Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/weekk Assessment: 1x1200wd group class presentation (30%), 1x1800wd report (30%), 1x3000wd take home exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe has been constructed over the centuries from many peoples, societies and cultures. How does Europe see itself now? What are the fracture lines of the new Europe, and how does it relate to its 'others'? In this unit we examine aspects of current European identity through three main foci: migration and the construction of material and symbolic border zones; civil society and the 'NGOisation' of Europe; and the role of culture in constructing or challenging European identity.
EUST2616 European Modernity and the Greek Ideal

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Dracopoulos Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x1000wd short essay (20%), 1x4000wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Throughout the last 2000 years, the Greek legacy has exerted a powerful influence on the European imagination. It has remained a reference point for western politics, thought and culture and has contributed significantly in shaping the European tradition of rational humanism and critical reflection. The unit draws on literature, images and films to survey the European preoccupation with Greek culture, from the Roman period to Postmodernism, and to explore the reasons behind this ongoing fascination.
EUST3001 Europe in Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 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.
EUST4011 European Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester Assessment: A thesis of 18000 - 12000 words and 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
EUST4012 European Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to EUST4011
EUST4013 European Studies Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to EUST4011
EUST4014 European Studies Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to EUST4011
HSTY2605 Contemporary Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (6 senior credit points of European Studies) Prohibitions: HSTY2005 Assessment: 1x500wd tutorial exercise (15%) and 1x2500wd research essay (40%) and 1x1500wd exam (30%), and tutorial participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In the 21st century Europe is economically, politically, and culturally, the most dynamic continent on earth. But it also remains a continent replete with paradox. This unit surveys Europe's contemporary history since WWII, from its status as the pariah continent, to the forefront of thinking and planning on issues as diverse as democracy, diversity, social justice, climate change, and international cooperation. The unit draws on film as well as current news, and themes such as war, peace, memory, multiculturalism.
HSTY2608 European Film and History

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr film screening/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History) or (6 Senior credit points of European Studies) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: HSTY2008 Assessment: 1x2500wd Research essay (50%) and 1x2hr formal examination (40%) and Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Using a number of significant films from across the continent of Europe, the unit examines the way in which films can both create the past and transform existing ideas about the past. The unit examines a range of different kinds of films: "historical" films which set out self-consciously to construct a version of the past as well as those in which film-makers have confronted the contemporary problems of their own society.
JCTC2605 From Emancipation to the Holocaust

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of one of the following (Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture; or Ancient History; or History; or European Studies; or Government and International Relations; or Sociology) Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x500wd synopsis of a tutorial paper (20%) and class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to introduce students to the turbulent history of European Jewry, 1750 to 1933. Against the background of far-reaching transformation in almost every aspect of society and culture, the Jew's entry into the modern world will be examined. At the centre stands the process of acculturation, integration, assimilation and Zionism, as well as the responses by non-Jewish society, especially the rise of modern antisemitism.
JCTC2606 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of one of the following (Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture; or Ancient History; or History; or European Studies; or Government and International Relations; or Sociology) Prohibitions: JCTC2006 Assessment: 1x2000wd Research essay (30%), 1xTutorial presentation / summary equivalent to 500wds (20%), Tutorial participation (10%), 1x2hr exam (40%) 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.