Unit descriptions A - B

ANHS6905 Supervised Reading Course 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit offers a course of individual study agreed between the Department and the student on topics in Ancient History or related disciplines. Students consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6906 Supervised Reading Course 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit offers a course of individual study agreed between the Department and the student on topics in Ancient History or related disciplines. Students consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6908 MA Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Assessment: Research and writing toward a 14000 word dissertation (to be followed by ANHS6909) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In ANHS6908 and ANHS6909 (following) students research and write a supervised dissertation of about 14,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed dissertation counts for 2 units of study (12 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment. Available to Master of Arts candidates only.
ANHS6909 MA Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Prerequisites: ANHS6908 Assessment: Completion and submission of a 14000 word dissertation (begun in ANHS6908) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In ANHS6908 (mandatory prerequisite) and ANHS6909 students research and write a supervised dissertation of about 14,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed dissertation counts for 2 units of study (12 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment. Available to Master of Arts candidates only.
ANHS6910 Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Assessment: Research and writing toward a 20000 word treatise (followed by ANHS6911) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Students enrolled in the Master of Letters (MLitt) only will research and write a supervised treatise of about 20,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed treatise counts for four units of study (24 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANHS6911 Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 Prerequisites: ANHS6910 Assessment: Completion and submission of 20000 word treatise (following ANHS6910) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Students enrolled in a Master of Letters (MLitt) only will research and write a supervised treatise of about 20,000 words over two semesters, beginning in either semester, on a topic to be decided in consultation with their supervisor. The completed treatise counts for four units of study (24 credit points). Students must consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment.
ANTH6910 Supervised Reading I

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ANTH3921 Assessment: 1x2000wd Literature review (40%), 1x4000wd Research essay (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study is designed to consolidate an understanding of contemporary debates within the discipline of anthropology and give students the skills required to frame a specific research project. Key issues covered include: a consideration of cultural processes in space and time; the relevance of place, locality and community in cultural transformation; cultural politics of place, identity and subjectivity; and, new understandings of 'locality' and 'the local' as part of an anthropological methodology based on fieldwork.
ANTH6911 Supervised Reading II

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ANTH3922 Assessment: 1x2000wd Literature review (40%), 1x4000wd Research essay (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
What is culture? One of the most influential concepts of the twentieth century has also been a central idea in anthropology. This unit will trace some major twists and turns in definition of the concept of over the past century. We will then consider how contemporary shifts in the idea of culture can inform a critical anthropological understanding of global and planetary processes in the 21st century.
ANTH6916 Culture and Development: Key Concepts

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Terry Woronov Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x750wd review (25%), 1x750wd essay (25%), 1x2000wd take-home exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit introduces students with no background in the social sciences to key social science concepts relevant to a critical understanding of intercultural contexts of communication and project development. The unit will enable students to better conceptualise the social and political contexts within which inter-cultural relationships develop and the enabling and constraining aspects of those contexts.
ANZG6006 Delivering Public Value

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6007 Decision Making under Uncertainty

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2b Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6008 Designing Public Policies and Programs

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6009 Government and the Market Economy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6010 Leading Public Sector Change

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1b Mode of delivery: External
ANZG6011 Governing by the Rules

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
ANZG6012 Work Based Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x4hr workshop February, 1x12hr workshop (over 2 days) June, 1x12hr residential component (over 2 days) November Prerequisites: ANZG6006, ANZG6009 ANZG6008, ANZG6013, ANZG6007 Assessment: 1x200wd Research Methodology, 1x10000wd Project Team Applied Research Report (60%), 1xProject Team Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Individual Reflection Essay (20%) Mode of delivery: External
Note: ANZSOG EMPA students only eligible for this unit. The unit is taught at another Institution.
WBP is the final capstone subject of the EMPA degree. WBP bridges the worlds of classroom and practice by having students undertake an applied research project on a policy or management topic of current importance to public organisations, which is capable of making relevant findings.
ARHT5902 Art Writing

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catriona Moore Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd total essay and seminar paper (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Australian Art writing/criticism: theories and methods. The unit explores the varieties of art writing, particularly those which engage with the ongoing production of art and its institutions. This will be pursued through:
(i) a study of the practice of individual critics of modern art;
(ii) examination of the work of recent and current art writers, particularly in Australia;
(iii) direct practice in a number of different writing genres. The results of (i) and (ii) will be presented in the form of both class papers and essays; (iii) will take the form of writing exercises with stipulated frameworks.
ARHT5908 The Business of Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 4x250wd blog postings on research project (20%), 1x200wd equivalent Class presentation (10%), 1x3500wd Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to historical and theoretical perspectives on changing notions of value (aesthetic and monetary) in art markets, conflicts of interest in collecting and exhibiting works of art, ethical issues involved in corporate sponsorship of exhibitions and prizes, corporate museums, funding issues in the private and public sectors, the rise of satellite museum collections (in places like Bilbao and Las Vegas), the relationship between art museums and tourism, and corporate justification of interventions in the art world.
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x1000wd assignments (2x25%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to object-based skills and issues in the history of art. It considers issues and problems related to connoisseurship, conservation, display and interpretation in the context of museums and art galleries. The unit also provides an introduction to the materials and techniques of art production. Much of the material is presented on-site by curators of the Art Gallery of NSW.
ARHT6920 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Consultation with supervisor as arranged Assessment: Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must also enrol in ARHT6921 the following semester.
Master degree candidates only may undertake research and writing on an approved topic towards a dissertation of 12000 words under the supervision of an academic staff member. The topic is elective. Art Curatorship students have the option of writing a thesis in the form of an exhibition plan and catalogue Essay. The dissertation is equivalent to two units of study. Students enrol in ARHT6920 Dissertation 1 in their first semester of research and complete by enrolling in ARHT6921 Dissertation 2 in the following semester.
ARHT6921 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Consultation with supervisor as arranged Prerequisites: ARHT6920 Assessment: Completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Master degree candidates only may undertake research and writing on an approved topic towards a dissertation of 12000 words under the supervision of an academic staff member. The topic is elective. Art Curatorship students have the option of writing a thesis in the form of an exhibition plan and catalogue Essay. The dissertation is equivalent to two units of study. Students enrol in ARHT6920 Dissertation 1 in their first semester of research and complete by enrolling in ARHT6921 Dissertation 2 in the following semester.
ARHT6923 Gallery Internship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: 1x1000wd project journal (20%), 1x2500-3000wd internship report (40%), workplace supervisor's report (30%), 1xpresentation (10%) Practical field work: internship of 20 days Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The gallery internship is a compulsory, project-based internship of 20 days minimum in an art gallery, museum or other appropriate art organisation in Sydney, elsewhere in Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on contemporary art curatorial practice, foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and greatly enhance students' employment prospects in the art museum and gallery sector. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution and might include curatorial and collection research, exhibition development and installation, assisting in public programs, object conservation or museum registration.
ARHT6925 Cinematographic Performance

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Laleen Jayamanne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Taking its cue from the etymology of the word Cinematography (writing with movement), this unit of study addresses the idea of performance. This includes the persona (mask) of the actor, but is not restricted to the organic human body. The vitality of 'non-organic' performance of cinematic elements and forces will receive equal attention. Conceptual tools for the analysis of a range of films will be drawn from an interdisciplinary field including theories of culture, fashion, gender, theatre, and neuroscience and philosophy.
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x2000wd Essays (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The relation of film to industrial modernity is an ongoing issue for film theorists. With the advent of digital image processes and production the relation of art and industry has re-emerged with a new set of problems. How do we conceptualise the new forms? What theoretical and aesthetic language(s) do we draw on? And how best to rethink film in the face of rapid technological, formal and cultural change? These issues will be investigated via an examination of the history of film theory's attempts to formulate concepts adequate to the age of industrial modernity.
ARHT6933 Australian Art: A World Upside Down

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anita Callaway Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 1x3000wd essay (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers the special significance of ephemeral art as the cultural thread that linked the European hub to its periphery. It will examine how, in colonial situations where the academic canon could not apply, Western high-art traditions were encoded in innovative and less rarefied imagery. In identifying the classical and theatrical rhetoric embodied in popular art and public spectacle, the unit will consider the practical, theoretical and historiographical implications of this Antipodean inversion of the traditional hierarchy of art.
ARHT6935 The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%) and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the art museum from its origins in Renaissance and Baroque princely and aristocratic collections, through to the creation of new public spaces and institutions for exhibiting art in the 18th and 19th centuries, including national Academies and international exhibitions. Shifting conceptions of the role of the art museum will be addressed: from public instruction to nation building and mass entertainment. The final section explores current debates, including those posed by an expanding range of new media and changing audience perceptions.
ARHT6936 Biennales, Triennales & Contemporary Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Please consult department for class schedule Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (75%), 1x1000wd Class presentation in situ at the Biennale (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the historical emergence and rapid growth of contemporary international surveys of art since the 1960s. The Biennales, Triennales, Documentas and related international exhibitions are a spectacular cornerstone of today's global art industry. The proliferation of museums, exhibitions, art fairs and cultural events at the international level are now competing with other areas of mass entertainment. In particular, the international contemporary art survey has become a pre-eminent, critical platform for art, trade and cultural politics. The unit is run in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney. It is an intensive class, with a large component held in situ at Biennale exhibitions, performances, conferences and satellite events.
ARHT6937 Curating Asian Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2400wd curatorial research portfolio (40%), participation and seminar workshop (20%), 1x2000wd exhibition proposal (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates the development of Asian art exhibitions and the role of the curator of Asian art. Course material will be based on the broad range of activities of local curators, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Asian Australian Arts Centre. Issues examined include museum policy, research resources, staffing structures, publicity and educational activities. Comparative case studies will be made of pre-modern, modern and contemporary Asian art exhibitions.
ARHT6939 The Documentary Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week pre film screening, 1x2hr film screening/week,1x1hr seminar/week post film screening Assessment: 1x1500wd seminar paper (25%), 1x2500wd Research essay (60%), participation and Seminar presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the theory, practice and criticism of documentary filmmaking from its inception to the present. It will focus on key movements and filmmakers as a means of tracking and assessing critical changes to the status and value of the 'truth claims' of the documentary. The unit will move towards a critical assessment of the slow erosion of the distinction between the documentary image and the fiction image in its place in new media.
ARHT6940 Editing the Moving Image

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Keith Broadfoot Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x2-hr film screening/week Assessment: 1x2000wd analysis of film sequence (40%), 1x1000wd film/media review (20%), 1x2000wd seminar presentation/paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines different approaches to the editing of the moving image. Different styles of editing from the early days of cinema to contemporary media practice will be studied. There will be regular screening of films with an analysis of key sequences. The impact of different technologies and forms, such as television and the digital image, will be considered. The range of methodologies that film and media studies have developed for interpreting the effects of editing will be studied.
ARHT6941 Aesthetic Debates & Curatorial Practices

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Mary Roberts Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Art curatorship is both a practical and theoretical activity, one that could be said to itself create rather than simply respond to the aesthetic debates within art history and film studies. This unit critically analyses the practical decisions curators, exhibition designers and educators make in staging and framing art exhibitions, developing the various aesthetic implications of these decisions. Students will be encouraged to apply a range of critical methodologies from art history and visual theory to the study of recent art exhibitions, addressing different curatorial display strategies.
ARHT6942 Art Gallery Internship 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr introductory seminars, 2-4x1hr group presentations Assessment: 1x500-1000wd Oral Presentation (10%), 1x1000wd project journal (20%), 1x3000wd internship report (40%), 1xworkplace supervisor's report (30%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Gallery Internship 2 is the second compulsory internship for art curatorship students. Internships are project-based placements of 20 days in an art gallery, museum or other appropriate art organisation in Sydney, Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on contemporary art curatorial practice, foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills and greatly enhance students' employment prospects in the art museum and gallery sector. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution and may include curatorial and collection research, exhibition development and installation, assisting in public programs, object conservation or museum registration.
ARHT6953 Backstage at the Mitchell Library

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Seminar presentation (25%), 1x4000wd written research project/Essay (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit engages with the special collections of the Mitchell Library, which is renowned as a repository for both Australasian art works and the historical documentation that supports them. Integrating the practical and scholarly elements of art history and art curatorship, it provides hands-on training in combining visual analysis with primary research. Relevant issues include the relationship of object and text, the comparison of contemporary perspectives with historical records, and the reliability of primary and secondary sources.
ARIN6901 Network Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Online activities (20%), 1x1500wd Report and network analysis (25%), 1x1000wd equivalent Responses to readings (20%), 1x500wd Abstract (5%), 1x2000wd Major Essay (30%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Is the network the distinctive mode of organisation for the 21st century? The Internet is the paradigmatic mode of decentralised many-to-many communication that interconnects with the century-old telecommunications and broadcasting networks. Geopolitical networks have displaced left/right Cold War oppositions. Social and professional networks extend influence beyond traditional institutional and family allegiances. Network models have challenged rationalist rule-governed models of thought and practice. The interdisciplinary critical analysis of current research, theory and debates will allow students to understand and evaluate the significance of networks in the contemporary world.
ARIN6902 Internet Governance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Late Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Report to government (25%), 1x1200wd Journalistic article (25%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x800wd equivalent Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Privacy, piracy, cyberbullying, trolls, censorship, cybersecurity, surveillance, online petitions and propaganda are just some of the issues we navigate in our daily lives online. This unit of study frames these issues historically, culturally and philosophically. The forums of internet governance are a microcosm of global governance that allow expression of national identity, and positioning in international relations. Students taking this unit will gain a critical understanding of one of the most important global policy issues of our time.
ARIN6903 Exploring Digital Cultures

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kathy Cleland Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x10-min seminar presentation (20%), 1x1500wd weblog (30%), 1x2000wd essay (35%), participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary life puts us into constant contact with digital technologies. These technologies are implicated in many
changes in everyday practices, cultural forms, meanings and identities. Exploring Digital Cultures critically investigates
the inter-relationship of culture and technology in today's digitally networked environment. It introduces students to key
themes and thinkers in this interdisciplinary area and gives them essential concepts and skills for researching and analysing
how digital media are remediating and transforming culture.
Textbooks
ARIN6903 Course Reader
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Review and presentation (25%), 1x3000wd Critical Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Game/app concept (25%), Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Networked mobile devices and computer games are increasingly prominent in today's mediascapes, supporting practices of individualised mobility and play. This unit of study critically examines the aesthetics, politics and everyday uses of these emerging cultural technologies. It draws on new media studies, game studies and platform studies to explore themes such as the complication of leisure and work spaces, new media industries, gamification, playbour and mobile social media.
ARIN6905 New Media Audiences

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ARIN6903 Assessment: 1x1500wd Seminar presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd case study reviews (blog) (30%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Media audiences are experiencing knowledge, art and entertainment in novel ways as cultural industries increasingly take up emerging technologies. New Media Audiences investigates the range of contemporary practices of production, distribution and consumption associated with digital tools. We examine the sites where audiences experience digital media: art galleries, cinemas, theatres, homes, mobile devices, public spaces, workplaces and online. We analyse how these spaces and interfaces structure audience experience, afford interaction and encourage participation.
ARIN6911 Project in Digital Communications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meetings Assessment: 1x2000wd project critical analysis (40%) and 1x4000wd equivalent major project (60%) OR 1x6000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students complete a major project. Working with a supervisor, the student may choose to deliver either: (a) a major piece of research for publication in an appropriate print or online academic journal, or (b) a major computer-based project (such as a web site, creative work or other information system implementation) accompanied by a critical analysis of the context and objectives of the project.
ARIN6912 Digital Research and Publishing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 250wd Research Abstract (5%), 2x500wd Referee¿s Reports (20%), 1750wd Draft Article (5%), 2500wd Journal Article (40%), 500wd Presentation and report (20%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces desktop and Internet skills for conducting research, managing peer review and publishing an online journal. It also addresses the wider social and epistemological transformations in cultural practices of knowledge generation, management and consumption associated with new technologies. It offers essential skills for all students interested in contemporary research and a reflexive view of the historical and cultural contexts of networked digital research technologies.
ARIN6914 Remixable Media

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Chris Chesher Session: Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: 2x2-hr seminars on Friday and Saturday weeks 1-7 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent proposal and pitch (25%), 1x1500wd equivalent remix sketch or prototype (35%), participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study looks at the emerging paradigm of remixable media where linear storytelling processes, computer game design and Internet culture converge. Students are introduced to the history of interactive films, digital tools and emerging cultural forms that are evolving the notion of storytelling. Critical examination of early titles as well as hands-on exercises clarify the social, creative and legal ramifications of open cinema, media mash-ups and other non-linear audiovisual genres.
ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Consultation with supervisor as arranged Assessment: Research and planning towards dissertation of 12000-15000wd Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The dissertation units support students in conducting a supervised research project, leading towards a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words in ARIN6921. Students in the Master of Digital Communication and Culture with a good track record should express interest to the Postgraduate Coordinator, and prepare a research proposal before the start of semester. Students meet with a supervisor to develop their project.
ARIN6921 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: ARIN6920 Assessment: Dissertation of 12000-15000wd Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Complete the research and writing on the project begun in ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1.
ASNS6010 Asian Language Acquisition 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Assessment: Written assignments and quizzes equivalent to 3000wds (70%), class tests equivalent to 2000wds (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to begin or improve their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6011 Asian Language Acquisition 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Assessment: Written assignments and quizzes equivalent to 3000wds (70%), class tests equivalent to 2000wds (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to improve their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6012 Asian Language Acquisition 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Assessment: Written assignments and quizzes equivalent to 3000wds (70%), class tests equivalent to 2000wds (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to further develop their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will advance to intermediate levels of Asian language study to develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6013 Asian Language Acquisition 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Assessment: Written assignments and quizzes equivalent to 3000wds (70%), class tests equivalent to 2000wds (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study gives students an opportunity to further develop their proficiency in an Asian language in order to deepen their understanding of Asian cultures and societies. Students will advance to higher intermediate levels of Asian language study to develop comprehensive linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. in addition, analysis of the structure of the language and its sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilised.
ASNS6091 Dissertation in Asian Studies (1)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: Research and writing towards a dissertation of 10000-15000wds in length (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 10-15000 words on an approved topic under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Students should consult the postgraduate coordinator to formulate a topic prior to enrolment. Agreement of a supervisor must also be secured before enrolment. This unit is followed by ASNS6092.
ASNS6092 Dissertation in Asian Studies (2)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ASNS6091 Assessment: Completion and submission of a dissertation of 10000-15000wds in length (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 10-15000 words on an approved topic, written under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Follows ASNS6091.
ASNS6097 Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (1)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
An opportunity, subject to special authorisation, to pursue individual interests under the direction of a qualified staff member in the relevant department. Students authorised to enrol in a supervised reading unit will complete a program of readings selected in consultation with the supervisor, that will be equivalent to the total workload for a normal 6 credit point postgraduate unit. Students will be required to produce 5000 words of written work in English and to meet regularly with the supervisor to report on and discuss the agreed readings.
ASNS6098 Supervised Reading in Asian Studies (2)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
An opportunity, subject to special authorisation, to pursue individual interests under the direction of a qualified staff member in the relevant department. Students authorised to enrol in a supervised reading unit will complete a program of readings selected in consultation with the supervisor, that will be equivalent to the total workload for a normal 6 credit point postgraduate unit. Students will be required to produce 5000 words of written work in English and to meet regularly with the supervisor to report on and discuss the agreed readings.
ASNS6900 Contemporary Asian Societies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 3xEssays (equivalent to 5000wds total) (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a compulsory core unit for the Master of Asian Studies. The unit will explore some of the most challenging and sensitive issues confronting Asian societies today while providing training in the conceptual methods used to critically and objectively examine those issues. Where do globalization and rapid economic change leave human rights, minority groups, women, civil society, environment, the poor and the ideals of religious and cultural integrity? Case studies will be used to illustrate concepts, theories and critical methods that can help our thinking on such issues.
ASNS6901 Japan in the Western Imagination

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Matthew Stavros Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2xseminar presentations (equivalent to 1000 words) (50%), research writing (3000 words) (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This seminar examines Western views of Japan from the 13th century to the present. By exploring how the image of Japan changed over time and how different narratives were shaped by internal (Western) forces, we will ask the question: How valid are our contemporary images of Japan? Sources and themes include: Marco Polo's travel records, Jesuit accounts, diaries of Western 'specialists' in Meiji Japan, anti-Japan war propaganda, and the image of Japan in US and Australian cinema today.
ASNS6903 Theory and Method in Asian Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Mid-semester Essay (30%), 1x3000wd final Essay (50%), class performance including Oral Presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is open only to MA (research) and Honours students. Students will be introduced to the theories and intellectual perspectives in humanities and social sciences that are important in the Asian context. They will also learn different methodological approaches to Asian Studies, including archival and library research, ethnographic fieldwork, and interview techniques. Students will pursue their own research projects to apply and demonstrate some of the theories and research methods they have learned.
ASNS6905 Asian Popular Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd analytical report on an Asian media item (30%), 1x3500wd major Essay (60%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Asia is fast becoming the centre of new developments in the mass media. Focusing on East and Southeast Asia, this unit will introduce major regional trends in film and television, differences in media systems, and cross-cultural understandings of Asian media. Particular focus will be on the analysis of feature films and television from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and/or China, and on pan-Asian developments. These analyses will include discussions of the social, cultural and political roles of media.
ASNS6906 Communicating in Asian Contexts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Group work data-gathering presentation and report eqivalent to 1500wds (30%), 1x2000wd report/Essay (30%), 1x1hr Exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit takes a cross-cultural approach to analysing the interactions of speakers of Asian languages and other language backgrounds, both Asian and non-Asian. Theoretical approaches are introduced through case studies, focusing on cultural key words, language systems and interaction styles. Students will reflect on their own cultures, languages and interaction styles, and undertake 'cross-cultural' or 'intercultural' research, using secondary and primary sources (including videos, interviews, chat rooms). This is not a language unit; no knowledge of Asian languages is assumed.
ASNS6908 Media Industries in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x1500wd industry report (30%), 1x2500wd major Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the development and challenges of media industries in East Asia; Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, and China. It takes a broad comparative approach to identify political, economic, social, cultural and technological factors that affect the industries in this dynamic region. The unit covers various aspects of old and new media in the region, such as development and transformation of media industries, state regulation and policy, and the implications of the emergence of new communications technologies.
ARTS7040 Quantitative Methods for Social Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week Assessment: 4x500wd Data Exercises (40%), 1x500wd Class Participation (10%), 1x3000wd Term Project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed for graduate students in the social sciences. Quantitative research techniques and strategies that can be applied to a range of disciplines including sociology and political science are introduced. The unit provides training in data interpretation, presentation and statistical analysis such as regression analysis.