European Studies

European Studies

EUST2002 Language and Society in Europe

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Antonia Rubino Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points in at least one of the following: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages, Asian Studies, English, Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communication Assessment: 1x750wd tutorial written test (15%), 1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x750wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
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.
EUST2020 Screening Europe: After 1989

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anne Walsh Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 Junior credit points from European Studies or European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies, English; Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communications) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd exam (20%)
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.
EUST2611 European & Middle Eastern Myth & Legend

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week and 1x1-hr online/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from European Studies or European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies, English; Government, History, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communications Assessment: 2x2000wd essays (66%) and 1x1000wd presentation (34%)
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).
EUST4011 European Studies Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester Prerequisites: A credit average or above in 48 senior credit points in European Studies, including completion of the major. Assessment: A thesis of 18000 - 12000 words and 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in European Studies consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
The thesis should be of 18000 - 20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6000 - 8000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.
Students should consult with the Director of European Studies, Professor Morgan, regarding seminar offerings in 2014 For more information, contact Prof Peter Morgan, Director of European Studies.
EUST4012 European Studies Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4011
Refer to EUST4011
EUST4013 European Studies Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4012
Refer to EUST4011
EUST4014 European Studies Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: EUST4013
Refer to EUST4011