Unit descriptions A - B

AFNR4101 Research Project A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Stephen Cattle Session: Semester 1 Classes: No formal classes, approx. 18h per week Prerequisites: 144 credit points of level 1000-3000 units of study Assessment: Research proposal, literature review. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to develop a student's ability to undertake a major research project in an area of specialization. The unit builds on theoretical and applied knowledge gained across most of the units of study undertaken throughout their degree program. This unit is a corequisite with AFNR4102 and each student will work with an academic supervisor in an area of specialization and develop a well defined research project to be executed. The research project is undertaken to advance the students ability to build well-developed research skills, a strong analytical capacity, and the ability to provide high quality research results demonstrating a sound grasp of the research question. Working with an academic supervisor students will develop their ability to define a research project including the producing of testable hypotheses, identifying existing knowledge from reviewing the literature and the design and execution of a research strategy towards solving the research question. Students will build on their previous research and inquiry skills through sourcing a wide range of knowledge to solve the research problem and enhance their intellectual and personal autonomy by means of the development of experimental programs. Students will improve their written and planning skills by composing a research project proposal and the writing of a comprehensive literature review.
AFNR5110 Crop Improvement

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor R Trethowan/Professor P Sharp Session: Semester 2 Classes: The equivalent of 3 lectures and 3hrs practical work per week Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of plant genetics and breeding, similar to that covered by GENE4012 and GENE4013. Assessment: One 2hr exam (50%), essay/assignment (20%), practical reports (20%), presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Lectures, practical work and field trip(s) covering advanced aspects of the theory, philosophy and practice of plant breeding. Included are extended discussions of screening techniques (in the field, glasshouse and laboratory), conservation and exploitation of diversity, disease resistance, tissue culture, plant cytogenetics of relevance to pre-breeding and breeding. Also considered are the role of biotechnology processes and products in plant breeding; genetic engineering and the use of molecular marker technologies. This course will use examples from the full range of crops; broad-acre cereals and legumes, pastures, turf and horticultural crops, both perennial and annual. The main base of the course may vary between the ATP and Camden campuses. Field trips (mainly to the IA Watson Grains Research Centre, Narrabri) will be used especially to examine trial procedures and field-based operations, and to interact with commercial plant breeding.
AFNR5701 Plants and the Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Margaret Barbour Session: Semester 1 Classes: 24 hrs lectures and in-class discussion, 36 hours practical Assessment: One 2hr exam (40%), in-class discussion (10%), research manuscript (25%), either research proposal or research manuscript (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The focus of this unit is the response of plants to the environment, drawing examples from both managed and natural ecosystems. Students will develop advanced-level understanding of plant-environment interaction at scales from leaves to whole ecosystems through presentation and discussion of current research papers. Practical sessions will provide students with hands-on experience of state-of-the-art measurement techniques. Understanding of basic biophysical processes will be applied to inform discussion about the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystem services, including crop productivity.
Textbooks
Copies of research papers for each lecture/discussion will be provided, as will review papers where appropriate.
AFNR5801 Climate Change: Process, History, Issues

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Peter Franks, Dr Dan Penny Session: Semester 2 Classes: 18 hrs lecture/tutorial, 12 hrs practical/field classes, 9 hrs field trip preparation Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues. Assessment: 2hr exam (40%), tutorials (20%), practical report from field exercise (manuscript format) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with an overview of current debates and approaches to understanding and quantifying interactions between the biosphere, oceans and atmosphere, as used around the world, and the consequences of those interactions for climate. The unit considers climate change on a variety of timescales. This unit will include a weekend field trip to Snowy Mountains field sites managed by the University of Sydney where students will be introduced to cutting edge, ongoing climate change research.
Textbooks
A reading list will be provided consisting of selected book chapters, journal articles and other publications
AFNR5901 Research Review

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Field Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 Lectures in semester + regular meetings with Supervisor Corequisites: AFNR5904 Prohibitions: AFNR5902 or AFNR5903 Assessment: Research Review (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This aims to develop a student's ability to review the literature with the view of developing a major research project in an area of specialization. The student will work with an academic advisor on a mutually agreed topic for research to be undertaken and the subsequent writing of a literature review. The literature review will advance the student's ability to identify existing knowledge, define research problems, demonstrate a sound grasp for presenting a research question, and begin to define a research strategy. Students will develop their research and inquiry skills through sourcing a wide range of literature and improve their written communication skills.
AFNR5904 Research Proposal and Approach

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Field Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 workshop per week + regular meetings with Supervisor Corequisites: AFNR5901 Assessment: Written Research Proposal (60%); Oral Presentation (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study aims to develop a student's ability to write a detailed research proposal and develop a strategy combined with the appropriate methodology to execute their research. Working with their academic advisor students will prepare a proposal describing; the background and aims, its significance and innovation, the justification of the methodology, the national benefit, and considerations of the required budget and project timeline. This unit will enable students to develop their ability to define a research project to be managed within a suitable research framework. Students will develop their skills in solving research problems and enhance their intellectual and personal autonomy through managing a research program.
AFNR5905 Research Paper

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Damien Field Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 Lectures in semester + regular meetings with Supervisor Prerequisites: AFNR5901 and AFNR5904 Corequisites: AFNR5906 Assessment: Research Paper (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit of study builds on the major research project proposed in AFNR5904. Working with their academic advisor students will execute their research strategy that provides data and subsequent data analysis towards solving the research question. The results and analysis will be presented in a format suitable for submission as a research paper to a relevant journal. Students will build their research skills, develop a strong analytical capacity, demonstrate a sound grasp of the topic, and ability to interpret results in a broad framework. Students will demonstrate their ability to draw reliable conclusions and identify future areas of research. Students will continue to develop their skills in solving research problems and enhance their intellectual and personal autonomy by means of managing a research program. Students will improve their communication skills through presentation of the research paper.
AGEC5403 Agricultural Trade

This unit of study is not available in 2016

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Shauna Phillips Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 Prerequisites: (AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103) Prohibitions: AGEC4003 Assessment: 1x1hr exam (25%),1x essay (15%) and 1x2hr exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study the basic economic principles underlying international trade in agricultural and resource commodities and the policies involved will be presented. Issues related to trade and development will also be considered. The main topics covered will include: trends in agricultural and resources trade; economics and politics of protection, economic integration and impacts on international commodity trade; international trade policy making. An understanding of globalisation, including foreign direct investment, will also be required. Extensive reading will be required.
Textbooks
Krugman and Obstfeld. International Economics: Theory and Policy, 9th Ed. (Pearson Addison Wesley), New York.
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 and ANZG6009 and ANZG6008 and ANZG6013 and 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.
ARCH9028 Conservation Methods and Practices

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Trevor Howells Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 4 hrs/wk + site visits Assessment: Two assignments (2 x 50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The aims of this unit are to develop practical skills in the methods and practices of conservation at an accepted professional level, and to interpret and apply the theory of practice taught in the mandatory core of the course in practical, on-site projects. The unit focuses on culturally significant structures and cultural landscapes and includes: methods of survey and documentation (locating, describing and recording components with possible heritage value; identifying and reading historic fabric; historic and archival research methods; thematic history methods; pattern recognition; natural systems; settlements; cultural mapping; aesthetic analysis; material and stylistic analysis); evaluation methodology (assigning heritage significance); assessment methodology (establishing conservation priorities); and appropriate conservation actions (conservation and management plans, policies and strategies). At the end of the unit the student will successfully demonstrate: an understanding of the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter and the ability to prepare, in accordance with current accepted professional practice, a conservation plan of a place or places of cultural significance; skill in methods and techniques of analysis, assessment and documentation of cultural significance; and the ability to develop relevant policies and strategies for the conservation of a variety places of cultural significance. The intended outcomes are achieved through inquiry, individual study and research and are demonstrated by each student upon the successful completion of set assignments. The assignments are constructed to allow each student to demonstrate his or her level of understanding of the accepted professional methodology and practice in the preparation and presentation of a conservation plan. Assessment criteria based on unit outcomes are used for the examination of the assignments.
ARCH9081 Heritage Law and Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cameron Logan Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lectures 2hrs/wk Assessment: Reports (2 x 50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit you will become familiar with the system of legal protections and policy instruments that underpin heritage conservation activity. You will explore the idea of cultural property and of shared environmental resources and the ways in which these are balanced with private property rights in heritage policy and law. Classes will address the varying levels at which heritage protections operate, from international protocols down to local planning schemes. You will become familiar with legislation, regulations, planning instruments and policies as well as the use of registers, inventories and other records of significant items. You will also become familiar with the roles and procedures of various government agencies involved in heritage conservation and develop an understanding of how such agencies utilize heritage studies and assessments, and how they develop heritage law and policy. You will consider how different instruments and heritage protections relate to different scales and types of place including landscapes, streetscapes, archaeological resources, gardens and individual buildings. You will consider how different sanctions and incentives achieve policy aims and support statutory obligations and you will be encouraged to explore innovative legal and policy mechanisms for preventing or redressing the destruction of historically significant places.
ARCH9082 Conservation of Traditional Materials

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cameron Logan Session: Intensive March Classes: Lectures:2 hrs/wk (11 wks), site visits: 2hrs/wk (2 wks) Assessment: 1x 4000 word essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aims of the course are to introduce students to broad range of specialists from the related fields of architectural conservation and related disciplines who specialize in the conservation of traditional building fabric; to introduce students to the appropriate and accepted methods traditional construction and of the conservation traditional architectural materials; and to familiarise students with the relevant literature pertaining to the domain. The objectives of the course are to allow the student to develop a broad understanding of excellent contemporary conservation practice in the conservation of traditional materials; to develop a broad understanding of traditional building methods; to develop an understanding of good and bad practice in the conservation of traditional materials. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to research and prepare academic paper related to the domain.
Class preparation: 1hour/week, assessment preparation: 15-20 hours/semester
ARHT5902 Art Writing

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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
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.
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 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

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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 and Contemporary Art

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

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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.
ARHT6941 Aesthetic Debates and 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
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 2 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.
ARHT6956 The Politics of Curating Indigenous Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd object analysis (35%), 1x3500wd research paper (55%), 4x250wd exhibition diary (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit engages students with the particular sensitivities and protocols involved in caring for historic and contemporary collections of Indigenous art and culture in Australia and overseas. Shifts in the balance of cultural power have compelled many museums to critically reflect on the way that Indigenous collections and objects are stored, handled, interpreted and displayed and this unit will examine the theories and methodologies of Indigenising museums.
ARHT6957 Fakes and Forgers: Art and Authenticity

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: seminar participation (10%), 1x1000wd seminar presentation (15%), 1x2000wd analytic essay (25%), 1x3000wd final project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates questions of authenticity in art and art production. Through the lenses of connoisseurship exhibition, the market, scholarship, and manufacture, students will explore the different forms authenticity takes in art historical and curatorial practices, both past and present.
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.
ARIN6904 Mobile Media and Games

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 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.
ARIN6920 Dissertation Part 1 - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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

This unit of study is not available in 2016

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.
ARTS7040 Quantitative Methods for Social Science

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive April Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week Assessment: 4x500wd Data Exercises (40%), 1x500wd Class Participation (10%), 1x3000wd Term Project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
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.
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.
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: 1x1500wd group work presentation (15%), 1x2000wd report on presentation (30%), 1x2500wd essay (45%), online and class participation (10%) 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 research, using primary and secondary sources. 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.
BETH5000 Critical Concepts in Bioethics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robert Irvine Session: Semester 2 Classes: 13x2hr seminars or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode. Assessment: 1x 750wd review (15%) and 1x 1500wd essay (30%) and 1x 2000-2500wd essay (45%) and 1x online work/class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study offers a critical review of the field of bioethics. The course canvasses different ways that bioethics is 'made-up' in discourse, thought and practice, and the meaning of 'bioethics' historically and in contemporary society. Mapping some of the key literature on current on-going debates and contentions, the seminars explore different perspectives that people have of bioethics from points within and outside of the discipline and why bioethics and bioethical dilemmas have become important objects of popular and professional concern. Topics include the moral and ethical dimensions of advances in biomedical science and biotechnology, the virtuous bioethicist, narrative in bioethics, going public in bioethics, bioethics across cultures, feminist bioethics, bioethics and non-human animals, and, climate change and environmental bioethics. Learning activities will include seminars and small group discussion.
Textbooks
Students are provided with a book of readings (in digital format). Supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online.
BETH5101 Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Ian Keridge Session: Semester 1 Classes: 13x2hr seminars or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode. Assessment: 1x 2000wd essay (35%); 1x 4000wd essay (55%); participation in seminars or online (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
In this unit of study students gain the background in ethical philosophy necessary to engage in advanced analyses of issues in bioethics. Introduction to Ethical Reasoning familiarises students with classical theoretical frameworks such as virtue ethics, Kantian deontology, and utilitarianism that have been influential in the history of Western philosophy. The unit also examines more contemporary approaches to ethics, such as the capabilities approach, feminist ethics, human rights doctrines, and poststructuralist approaches. Across these different theoretical frameworks, discussions will focus on topics such as cultural relativism, universalism in ethics, difference and power.
All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.
Textbooks
Students are provided with a book of readings (in digital format). Supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online.
BETH5201 Ethics and Biotechnology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ainsley Newson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 6x2hr seminars & 1x8hr intensive; or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode. Assessment: 2x400wd tasks (2x10%); 1x1500wd essay (30%); 1x2500wd essay (40%); participation in seminars or online (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only.
This unit of study introduces students to the ethical, social and legal issues that underlie a wide range of biotechnologies, including: genetics, genomics, human reproduction, stem cell research, nanotechnology and emerging biotechnologies. Key concepts influencing debates in this area are covered, such as 'procreative beneficence', personhood, risk, consent, public engagement, and property in the body (including gene patenting). Topical case studies are included to keep up with recent developments in the field. Students will explore the ethical limits to research and knowledge in biotechnology.
Textbooks
All readings are accessed online via elearning.
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Stacy Carter Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5x8hr Intensives; or Distance Education (online). Prohibitions: BETH5206 Assessment: 5xOnline Quiz (50%); 1x2500wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Prerequisites: A three-year undergraduate degree in science; medicine; nursing; allied health sciences; philosophy/ethics; sociology/anthropology; history; or other relevant field; or by special permission.
This unit provides students with an overview of the ethical and political issues that underlie public health and public health research. The unit introduces key concepts in public health ethics including liberty, utility, justice, paternalism, solidarity and reciprocity, and introduces students to different ways of reasoning about the ethics of public health. A critical history of public health and an examination of public health law provide important context. Students also explore the ethical dimensions of central public health problems, including modifying lifestyles, managing communicable diseases, screening and overdiagnosis, researching communities, responding to global health challenges and using evidence. Throughout, the emphasis is on learning to make sound arguments about the ethical aspects of public health policy, practice and research. Most learning occurs in the context of five teaching intensives, which are highly interactive and focus on the development and application of reasoning skills.
Textbooks
Students are provided with a list of readings (in digital format).
BETH5206 Introduction to Public Health Ethics

Credit points: 2 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Professor Stacy Carter Session: Semester 2a Classes: 2x8hr intensives; or Distance Education (online). Prohibitions: BETH5203 Assessment: 2xOnline Quiz (40%); 1x1500wd essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6CP) instead of BETH5206 (2CP).
This unit provides students with an introduction to the ethical and political issues that underlie public health and public health research. The unit introduces key concepts in public health ethics including liberty, utility, justice, solidarity and reciprocity, and introduces students to different ways of reasoning about the ethics of public health. Most learning occurs in the context of two teaching intensives, which are highly interactive and focus on the development and application of reasoning skills.
By the end of the Unit you will be able to identify the values and ideas upon which public health rests and ready to start thinking proactively about the ethical issues raised by public health interventions and health policy. This is a Core Unit for Graduate Diploma and Master in Public Health students.
Textbooks
Students are provided with a list of readings (in digital format). Most supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online.
BETH5207 Arts in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claire Hooker Session: Semester 2 Classes: Block mode, 2x2 days (4 hour combined lectures/tutorials) Assessment: 2x300-400wd online tasks (25%), 1x1,500wd essay (25%), 1x2,500wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The 'art of health' is more than an historic catchphrase; it is a literal phenomenon. Arts based approaches to health promotion, social determinants of health and to a range of health issues (including mental health, dementia and aging, disability, childhood development and cancer) can have stunningly powerful effects. In the past century the visual, literary and performing arts have emerged as vital components of a community based approach to human health and wellbeing. This unit gives students practical examples of how to incorporate the arts into public health and health care. The course offers a rich and detailed exploration of varying debates in the scholarly and practice-based fields of arts-and-health, which include but are not limited to: status and uses of art therapy; music and medicine; narrative, literature and the 'narrative medicine' movement; hospital art, design and architecture; and the role of art in health research and social marketing campaigns. Students will learn design thinking as a crucial skill in creative problem solving and social innovation, the new approaches taken up to meet the demands of difficult and rapidly shifting social circumstances. In addition to refining skills, this unit requires that students come to grips with the affective and experiential elements of health. This course will appeal to students of public health; literary, visual and performing arts; social work; psychology; and related disciplines, who want to understand more about the interconnectedness of the arts with human health.
All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.
Textbooks
None specified