Unit descriptions C

CACA5001 Project 1: Critical Thinking

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x4hr studio project/week and 1x2hr seminar/week and 12hrs technical demonstration/semester and 6hrs tutorials/semester. Assessment: workshop project (25%) and studio project critique (25%) and seminar presentation (25%) and written text of seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study concentrates on combining two modes of art practice; studio practice with critical thinking. Studio practice is individual tutored studio-based artwork which may extend across multiple media. In studio practice, you will develop two projects: a workshop introduction project and the major contemporary artwork project. Critical thinking is an introductory course developed in a seminar and concentrates on the practical, theoretical and material considerations of contemporary art and the relationship with individual studio practice. You will meet with the course coordinator on a weekly basis in a group tutorial situation and make theoretical presentations. Teaching strategies in this unit of study include studio tutorials, studio practice, studio group meetings, studio work review and critique, group seminars, student presentations, site visits and both formal and informal discussion.
CACA5002 Project 2: Critical Contexts

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x4hr studio project/week and 1x2hr seminar/week and 4x30min academic advice sessions/semester Prerequisites: CACA5001 Assessment: studio review (10%) and studio project critique(40%) and seminar presentation (25%) and written text of seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study concentrates on combining two modes of art practice; studio practice with critical thinking in relation to the contexts within which contemporary artists produce work. Studio practice is individual tutored studio-based artwork which may extend across multiple media. In studio practice, you will develop and present a major contemporary artwork. Critical contexts is an advanced course developed in a seminar and concentrates on the advanced practical, theoretical and material considerations of contemporary art and the relationship with individual studio practice. You will meet with the course coordinator on a weekly basis in a group tutorial situation and make theoretical presentations. Teaching strategies in this unit of study include studio tutorials, studio practice, studio group meetings, studio work review and critique, group seminars, student presentations, site visits and both formal and informal discussion.
CACA5003 Contemporary Art: Histories and Theories

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: 600-800-word essay (25%) and 2000-word essay (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study gives a broad overview of contemporary art and the theories that underpin it. Although international in approach the unit will strive to ground the ideas in Australia through Australian artists. The unit is structured around themes relevant to 21st century practice including: beauty; nature; history; body/relations; politics and space(s). Although not exhaustive these themes will be discussed in the way they help explicate the question: What is the Contemporary?
CAEL5029 Sound Design for Film and Digital Media

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: production planning (20%) and presentation of independent research (20%) and sound design project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is intended to be a broad introduction to the theory and practice of audio production and sound design for moving pictures in both analogue and digital forms. Through viewing and discussing critical excerpts, the unit will offer a grounding in the history, theory and criticism of sound design and its applicability to current film and television production practice. The unit will look at the tools and techniques available to the sound designer, as well as examine the various underlying strategies, processes, and sound design philosophies. You will develop an understanding of critical film sound theory and an apprehension of key concepts including: synchronous and asynchronous sound, synchresis; on-screen, off-screen, and non-diegetic sound; the sound stage, point of view, causal semantic and reduced listening, internal and external logic, audiovisual rhythm and counterpoint. Applications of those principles will be explored in creative practice from sound capture and creation to construction using field/location and studio recording and post-production techniques. The sound designer's role in the process of creation of meaning will be examined in cultural as well as technical contexts of compositional practices. The unit will aim at developing a conceptual design language and individual aesthetic as well as encourage the invention of original sounds. At the completion of this unit you will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the audiovisual language and demonstrate technical and conceptual skills by producing a short sound for a film project.
Textbooks
Chion, Michel Audio Vision. Columbia U. Press 1994
CAEL5032 Contemporary Curating

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Assessment: curatorial case study presentation (30%) and research paper (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice - itself defined by selection and arrangement - would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?' (Aaron Schuster, 2005). This unit of study focuses on contemporary curatorial practice and analyses emerging trends and new directions in curating. It considers the changing role of the curator, moving from traditional contexts in the art gallery and museum, to contemporary art spaces, artist run initiatives, public sites, community engagement, and into globalized and virtual settings. The unit considers a number of case studies of curatorial practice, both exhibitions and renowned international curators who have defined the contemporary scene, such as Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Catherine David, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Harald Szeemann.
CAEL5033 Curatorial LAB

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: curatorial concept presentation (30%)and project development (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study gives you hands on curating experience within an intensive laboratory environment. The curatorial LAB is a critical space that encourages experimentation, exploration of curatorial frameworks and methodologies, and generates new discursive possibilities. You develop a curated project from concept to full realisation as an exhibition, guided by professional and theoretical feedback. The LAB emphasises the working relationships between curators and artists and the significance of the studio in contemporary art making. You do workshops on the main aspects of contemporary curatorial practice, including: production logistics for organizing exhibitions and public events; developing proposals; analysis and discussion of artist selection processes; curatorial decision making in relation to exhibition space; exhibition design and installation including new technologies; project management and funding; legal and ethical issues; and negotiating with artists, institutions, and the arts industry. The LAB emphasises the communication of curatorial ideas through research, critical writing, publication, marketing and promotion, and education and public speaking in both interview and conference contexts. The LAB uses the Sydney College of the Arts galleries, studios and workshops, encouraging you to work independently or institutionally to develop curatorial projects. The LAB offers you the opportunity to network with leading curators and artists working in the field.
CAEL5034 Image/Object in Photomedia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project 1 (20%) and thematic project 2 (30%) and self-directed project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study extends the possibilities of photographic practice to expand photographic ideas beyond a two-dimensional form. The unit plays with the traditional material outcome of a photograph by considering what a photograph is as 'an image'. The 'image' unlike the 'photograph' can be anywhere and anything. In the context of image/object it is also considered sculpturally, as an object. The relationship between objects and photography stretch the function of the image. How can the image encompass a sculptural and interactive dimension?
CAEL5035 The Art of Sound and Noise

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: thematic project (25%) and self-directed project (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will engage a studio-based approach to the production of sound art works through the prism of two of its primary means, namely recording and amplification. The emphasis will be on the production of recorded sound works and sound devices that can expand and develop the relationships between the analogue and the digital and between the composed and the open-ended structures of noise as an event. The unit will begin with ideas from sound ecology and music concrete and by way of field recording, sound manipulation and performance heading in an exploratory way towards the limits of sound as noise, situating the spectrum of a material practice with sound in a historical context. This unit will be conducted in an open studio framework within workshops, sound studios and digital labs suitable for candidates working in a broad range of artistic disciplines.
Sound has the potential to invent new sonic landscapes and to demarcate unheard psycho-geographies: from radical approaches towards production to potential new collaborations in the street (or in the landscape), from the technical and the scientific to oral investigations of the social. This open studio investigates sound as a primary vehicle for artistic expression in a work of contemporary art.
CAEL5037 Investigating Clay

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research folio (10%) and thematic project (40%) and self-directed project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This postgraduate elective unit of study in Ceramics provides a studio-based approach to the production of creative work. At the beginning of each semester you will follow either a project-based curriculum, or develop an individual work proposal in consultation with an academic staff member. Your creative development will be supported by access to academic staff consultations. These consultations focus on the conceptual, creative and technical aspects of your elective work. The elective provides for the development and enhancement of critical skills through individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects and/or individual work. You are expected to produce a body of work for review at regular intervals during the semester.
CAEL5038 Screen Printing: Introductory Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: experimental prints (20%) and self-directed project (80%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces you to the techniques and conceptual underpinnings of screen printing, and develops your understanding of its application across a range of mediums. In addition to familiarising you with the practical skills necessary to use screen print as part of your own practice, the unit encourages you to critically engage with the medium by asking you to reflect on the specific qualities of this particular print process and its use more broadly in contemporary art.
CAEL5042 Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research project and presentation (20%) and surface and form exercises (40%) and environmental sculpture project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines conceptual and practical applications of up-cycled and found glass through contemporary art and design. Your understanding of the ubiquity of glass and its reuse in various guises will be developed through a self directed research projects and presentation of your findings. Technical introductions using found and recycled glass allow you to traverse a raft of reductive and manipulative processes, including: diamond cutting, polishing, lathe-working, engraving and joining. Your projects will combine critical and practical skills learned to the development and realisation of artistic works. You may decide to work exclusively within the medium of glass or in conjunction with other media and processes as required.
CAEL5047 Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Lavery Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project 1 research presentation (20%) and themed project 2 (40%) and themed project 3 (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the glass vessel in everyday life and its application as a conceptual agent in contemporary art. By nature, the glassblowing process creates a vessel or container from a mass of molten glass. Through research projects you will investigate the psychology of the glass vessel through its function and physical properties. You will develop fundamental hand skills and glassblowing techniques through structured weekly workshops, and combine practical skills with contextual knowledge in the development of conceptually themed postgraduate level projects. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.
CAEL5043 Screen Writing and Directing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop a script, and to learn effective directorial techniques associated with the production of a short video work. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of creative writing skills and directorial techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative development. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5044 The Moving Camera

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project proposal (25%) and seminar presentation (15%) and video project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop cinematographic techniques associated with camera movements. During this elective you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, practical in-class exercises and moving image-based artworks. These viewings are intended to expose you to a range of cinematographic techniques and encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration around the topic of movement in cinematography. You will be introduced to the use of sophisticated camera stabilising techniques and equipment including Steadicam, dolly, jibs and other moving camera rigs.Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAEL5045 Web Environment for Cultural Producers

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: project documentation (10%) and seminar presenation (20%) and major project (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective unit of study provides you with the skills and knowledge to conceptualise and develop interactive websites for delivery across a range of platforms including desktop, tablet and mobile. Over the course of the unit of study you will learn a range of approaches to interactive authoring for the web, including principles of user-interface design and navigational architecture for web-based work. You will learn current web authoring tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Muse, and be introduced to the possibilities of scripting for design and interactivity using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript libraries. The major outcome of this unit of study is the development of an interactive website that demonstrates the technical and conceptual knowledge you have gained during the unit. It is expected that this project be creatively focused and critically engaged with the possibilities presented by the online environment for media implementation and interactivity. This project is to be supported by a series of seminars and a set of professional standard production documents that reflect the development and implementation of your major project.
CAEL5048 Experiments in Australasian Painting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3-hour studio class/week Assessment: research presentation (30%) and production and exhibition of painting (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will investigate the possible nexus between Indigenous and non-Indigenous painting, inspired by Dutch/Australian artist Theo Schoons's belief that Modernism in New Zealand should be based on Maori art, to Vivienne Johnson's statement that Indigenous painting should be the 'norm' of Australian art. How can Australian non-Indigenous artists respond to the painting of Aboriginal artists without resorting to mere appropriation techniques? Much like the way blues music from America has influenced trends from Rock to Disco, Australasian painting could communicate via the techniques and ethos of Indigenous art to form channels of communication and invent new forms of expression. As a studio experiment you will research, develop and create a painting that will take as its premise and origin certain fundamental conditions of Indigenous painting from the region.
CAEL5049 Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Assessment: technical samples (15%) and research presentation (20%) and major work (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
From the symbolically charged through to the functionally utilized, the hammer formed metallic object builds upon the dynamic landscape of the body. In this unit of study you investigate the potential for an object to expand the metaphysical self. The malleable and ductile qualities of metal will be examined as a creative catalyst enabling material characteristics to form a transformative element of a work that is made for the body by the body. You will explore silversmithing processes, in alignment with your individual research interests, as a technical and conceptual starting point to negotiate ideas of metamorphosis and growth. The appropriate forming processes, including sinking, raising, hot forging and planishing, will be introduced alongside an examination of the historic foundations and key principles of contemporary metalsmithing, as a means to generate your own individual project.
CAMA6002 Final Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1xlecture and 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Assessment: project documentation (20%) and seminar presentations (20%) and1x15-minoral examination of project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit allows students to consolidate the skills and knowledge gained in the Project Major 1 and 2 units. Over the course of this unit students work on the development of a final creative project that is the culmination of their study towards the degree of Master of Contemporary Art or The Master of Moving Image. The final project created in this unit will be exhibited in the Graduation Exhibition with the associated artistic and professional development acting as a capstone experience to the completed degree. Working individually students will conceptualise, develop and realise creatively based projects that will build on the learning and development they have experienced in preceding units. Much of the study in this unit is self-directed with students responding to assessment milestones that contribute to the development of their major projects. Through an integrated program of seminars, tutorials, screenings, gallery visits and directed exercises students are provided with a framework in which to conceive and develop their major projects. Throughout the unit students are challenged to develop their ideas and artistic practice beyond their achievements of preceding semesters.
CAMA6003 Praxis: Professional Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Prohibitions: CAMA6001 or CAMA6004 or CAMA6005 Assessment: seminar presentation (10%) and project proposal (20%) and project (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Professional Project stream allows you to create a singular practice-focused project that will act as professional documentation and a promotion tool in your chosen field of practice. Outcomes for this stream can include the production of print based portfolio document (book), a website or an iPad app.
CAMA6004 Praxis: Industry Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x3-hour tutorials/sem and 6-hours industry placement/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Prohibitions: CAMA6001 or CAMA6003 or CAMA6005 Assessment: professional practice work report (30%) and professional practice essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students are required to identify and organize their own internship and present to the unit coordinator for approval prior to enrollment.
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Industry Placement stream of this unit provides you with the opportunity to work closely with recognised industry organisations in your chosen field of endeavour. It is intended that this stream contextualises your learning and develops your understanding of the expectations and responsibility of professional practice.
CAMA6005 Praxis: Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003) Prohibitions: CAMA6001 or CAMA6003 or CAMA6004 Assessment: seminar presentation (30%) and final project (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study allows you to situate your emerging practice within the context of a chosen professional field. Within the framework of this unit you are required to undertake one stream of professional development activity. The streams have been developed to allow you to customise your professional development experience by providing a range of industry related outcomes. The Research Project stream has been designed to allow you to become familiar with traditional research skills in relation to emergent and interdisciplinary methodologies drawn from reflective creative practice. This stream has been designed to facilitate students who wish to pursue further research-based study.
CAMI5001 Narrative Elements

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Corequisites: CAMI5002 Assessment: project documentation (25%) and project presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides you with a strong basis in the processes associated with the conceptualisation and development of a media based artwork. This could be a narrative based film, an experimental moving image work, an interactive project or any combination of media production that explores the possibilities of current moving image and media forms. During this course you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, interactive projects and moving image-based artwork. These viewings are intended to expose you to a wide range of filmmaking practices from around the world and to encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. You must write and direct these projects yourself and may produce them working with small production teams. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAMI5002 Moving Image Production

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Corequisites: CAMI5001 Assessment: completion of 3 technical modules (33.3% each) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to allow you to gain the technical skills necessary to complete the project work associated with Project Major 1: Narrative Elements. Through a series of dedicated technical modules you will gain a demonstrated proficiency in a range of skills and approaches central to the production of moving image works in the contemporary context. The unit is delivered across a number of modes including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and applied case studies. Weekly exercises, combine production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the development of technical skill and knowledge. The unit of study comprises a series of production classes , including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and case studies, designed to offer proficiency and safe handling of equipment and facilities available for the production of projects. Weekly exercises, combining production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the expansion of technical skill and knowledge, will cover working with digital video, sound and lighting on location and in the studio. You will be engaged in hands-on group exercises combining practical and creative filmmaking techniques. These exercises will cover care, handling, and safety as well as the creative use of the equipment. In addition, specially designed modules will cover the technical aspects of the preparation of media for the delivery across a wide range of outcomes and the skills associated with the production of interactive and online moving image works.
CAMI5003 Screen and Sound Strategies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour studio class/week Corequisites: CAMI5004 Assessment: project documentation (25%) and project presentation (15%) and project (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to allow you to consolidate the skills and knowledge gained in Project 1 through the development of media based artworks that explore the possibilities inherent in the contemporary expanded transmedia environment. Working individually and in small production teams you will conceptualise, develop and deliver experimental moving image based works that engage the possibilities presented by a range of delivery devices (mobile, tablet, website etc.) and modes of distribution (internet, gallery, theatrical etc.) Through this unit of study you will be challenged to reconceive of the moving image as an open and negotiable form that can be manifest across a wide range of platforms and outcomes. Possible outcomes for the unit include the development of a gallery-based installation, web-based moving-image projects or platform dedicated applications such as an iPad app. During this unit you will be exposed to a range of film screenings, interactive projects and moving image-based artwork. These viewings are intended to expose you to a wide range of contemporary and historical practices and to encourage discussion, debate and creative exploration. Through lectures, tutorial, seminars, screenings and class exercises you are provided with a historical and conceptual framework in which to conceive of and develop your own creative projects. Projects are to be supported by a set of professional standard production documents and the presentation of seminars related to the development and production of the work.
CAMI5004 Moving Image Post-production

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hour practical/week Corequisites: CAMI5003 Assessment: completion of 3 technical modules (33.3% each) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to allow you to gain the technical skills necessary to complete the project work associated with Project 2: Transmedia Elements. Through a series of dedicated technical modules you will gain a demonstrated proficiency in a range of skills and approaches central to the production of moving image works in the transmedia context. The unit of study is delivered across a number of modes including practical exercises, technical demonstrations and applied case studies. Weekly exercises combine production and conceptual problem-solving tasks with the development of technical skill and knowledge. You will be engaged in hands-on group exercises combining practical and creative filmmaking and media authoring techniques. These exercises build upon the technical skills that you acquired in the Moving Image Production unit. By selecting three modules from an offering of five, you can further refine and specialise your technical learning. A series of dedicated modules in this unit covers the specificities of preparing and delivering moving image across a wide range of platforms including the internet, tablet based applications and mobile delivery.
CAMI5005 History and Theory of Screen

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hour lecture and 1x2-hour tutorial/week Assessment: 2xclass postings (10% each) and seminar presentation (30%) and major essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit of study is to provide you with a theoretical and historical understanding of moving image and screen-based forms within the contemporary context. The history of film and associated media will be considered both in relation to key technical and conceptual developments as well as changes in reception and dissemination. In this regard, particular importance will be given to the emergence of networked space and more specifically the internet as a defining paradigm of the contemporary era. A range of films, experimental video, media and interactive works will be examined and discussed in relation to key concepts surrounding film theory and new media. In addition to this a number of key works and concepts from the pre-history of cinema and computation will also be examined to provide a historical context to the discussion.
CEMS6006 Chinese Institutions and Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive October Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: in class exam (10%), class participation (10%), in class role play (10%), group case report (30%), exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit uses an institutional economics approach to explain characteristic features of the Chinese economy, such as the prevalence of networks, local autonomy and organisational choice. Economic institutions are understood as the rules that inform the behaviour of corporations, governments at different levels as well as their complex interactions. Through the use of case studies students develop an understanding of how the combination of endogenous and exogenous institutional change contributes to China's highly dynamic business environment.
CEPI5214 Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 4 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Angela Webster Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: offered online - 8 self-paced modules each comprising: course notes, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, formative self-assessment and quizzes Prerequisites: PUBH5018 and (CEPI5100 or PUBH5010). Assessment: Discussion board participation (5%), module based quizzes (25%), submitted assignment (70%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Please speak to the Unit Coordinator if you have not successfully completed the prerequisite units prior to enrolling in CEPI5214.
This unit aims to teach students the principles of research integrity in writing for medical journals, to guide them to resources to improve their conference abstract and manuscript writing and submission to a peer reviewed journal. Students will learn about reporting guidelines, common pitfalls in writing and presenting research, improving tables and figures for manuscripts, writing cover letters and responding to reviewer's comments. Students will learn skills needed to act as a peer-reviewer.
Textbooks
No mandatory text books - readings available online.
CHSC6201 Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6202 Prohibitions: CHSC6203 Assessment: 2500wd literature review (50%) and 2500wd dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on ancient Chinese history. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of ancient Chinese history. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 1B and Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 2.
CHSC6202 Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 1B

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meetings/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6201 Prohibitions: CHSC6203 Assessment: this unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6203 (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in ancient Chinese history more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Ancient Chinese History
Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18- 20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 2.
CHSC6203 Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 2

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6201 and CHSC6202 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in ancient Chinese history more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Ancient Chinese History Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6204 Business in China Dissertation 1A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6205 Prohibitions: CHSC6206 Assessment: 2500wd literature review (50%) and 2500wd dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on China's business environment. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of China's business environment. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Business in China Dissertation 1B and Business in China Dissertation 2.
CHSC6205 Business in China Dissertation 1B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6204 Prohibitions: CHSC6206 Assessment: This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6206 (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in China's business environment more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Business in China
Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18- 20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Business in China Dissertation 2.
CHSC6206 Business in China Dissertation 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6204 and CHSC6205 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in China's business environment more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Business in China Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in
research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6207 Chinese Law Dissertation 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6208 Prohibitions: CHSC6203 Assessment: 2500wd literature review (50%) and 2500wd dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Please see CHSC6209 for more information
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on Chinese law. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of Chinese law. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Chinese Law Dissertation 1B and
Chinese Law Dissertation 2.
CHSC6208 Chinese Law Dissertation 1B - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6207 Prohibitions: CHSC6209 Assessment: this unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6209 (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in Chinese law more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Chinese Law Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18-20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Chinese Law Dissertation 2.
CHSC6209 Chinese Law Dissertation 2 - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x1-hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6908 and (LAWS6857 or LAWS6001) and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6207 and CHSC6208 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in Chinese law more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Chinese Law Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in research and the
dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6210 Chinese Politics Dissertation 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6211 Prohibitions: CHSC6212 Assessment: 1x, 2500wd Literature review (50%), 1x2500wd Dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on Chinese Politics. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of Chinese Politics. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Chinese Politics Dissertation 1B and Chinese Politics Dissertation 2.
CHSC6211 Chinese Politics Dissertation 1B

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6210 Prohibitions: CHSC6212 Assessment: Research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6212 (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in Chinese politics in particular. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on the proposal produced in Chinese Politics Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18-20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Chinese Politics Dissertation 2.
CHSC6212 Chinese Politics Dissertation 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr supervision meeting/week (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6210 and CHSC6211 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in Chinese politics more specifically. The unit involves the writing and completion of the dissertation developed in Chinese Politics Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6213 Chinese Society Dissertation 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6214 Prohibitions: CHSC6215 Assessment: 1x2500wd Literature review (40%), 1x3500wd Dissertation Proposal (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on Chinese society. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of Chinese society. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Chinese Society Dissertation 1B and Chinese Society Dissertation 2.
CHSC6214 Chinese Society Dissertation 1B

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6213 Prohibitions: CHSC6215 Assessment: Research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6215 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in social change in China more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Chinese Society Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18-20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Chinese Society Dissertation 2.
CHSC6215 Chinese Society Dissertation 2

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6907 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6213 and CHSC6214 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in social change in China more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Chinese Society Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6216 Health in China Dissertation 1A

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6906 and SCLG6902 and (SCLG6918 or PUBH5500) and (SCLG6918 or MEDF5005) Corequisites: CHSC6217 Prohibitions: CHSC6218 Assessment: 2500wd literature review (50%) and 2500wd dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on China's health system. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of China's health system. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Health in China Dissertation 1B and Health in China Dissertation 2.
CHSC6217 Health in China Dissertation 1B - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6906 and SCLG6902 and (SCLG6918 or PUBH5500) and (SCLG6918 or MEDF5005) Corequisites: CHSC6216 Prohibitions: CHSC6218 Assessment: this unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6218 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in China's health system more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Health in China Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18-20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Health in China Dissertation 2.
CHSC6218 Health in China Dissertation 2

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6903 and CHSC6906 and SCLG6902 and (SCLG6918 or PUBH5500) and (SCLG6918 or MEDF5005) and CHSC6216 and CHSC6217 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in China's health system more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Health in China Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills in research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6219 Modern Chinese History Dissertation 1A - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week (in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6220 Prohibitions: CHSC6221 Assessment: 2500wd literature review (50%) and 2500wd dissertation proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is seminar-based with two separate sections. The first is a discussion of the theories and literature on modern Chinese history. The second is the exploration of methodologies for the study of modern Chinese history. Throughout the semester students will be expected to work on a proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Modern Chinese History Dissertation 1B and Modern Chinese History Dissertation 2.
CHSC6220 Modern Chinese History Dissertation 1B

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 Corequisites: CHSC6219 Prohibitions: CHSC6221 Assessment: this unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18,000-20,000wd dissertation, to be completed in CHSC6221 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents the first part of a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China studies more broadly and in modern Chinese history more specifically. With the help of a specialist supervisor, students develop a dissertation based on a proposal produced in Modern Chinese History
Dissertation 1A. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards an 18- 20,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Modern Chinese History Dissertation 2.
CHSC6221 Modern Chinese History Dissertation 2 - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr supervision meetings (in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12) Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 and CHSC6907 and CHSC6903 and SCLG6902 and SCLG6918 and CHSC6219 and CHSC6220 Corequisites: CHSC6219 Assessment: 18,000-20,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the Master of China Studies by bringing together their knowledge in China Studies more broadly and in modern Chinese history more specifically. The unit involves the completion of the dissertation developed in Modern Chinese History Dissertation 1B. The emphasis is on acquiring skills
in research and the dissemination of results. The dissertation may be more or less academic research oriented depending on the needs and requirements of each candidate.
CHSC6901 Fundamentals of China Studies

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Book review (25%), 1x Seminar participation (10%), 1x500wd In Class presentation (25%), 1x3500wd Literature review (40%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an introduction to the main paradigms used to make sense of complexity and change in China. It examines the ways in which China's scale and social and cultural diversity have been theorised and conceptualised in order to explain China's political and socio-economic trajectory. An understanding of these perspectives is crucial to the examination of a wide range of issues of China's past and present processes of change.
CHSC6903 Chinese Society

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Corequisites: CHSC6901 Assessment: 1x2000wd Research Outline (20%), 1x500wd In Class presentation (25%), Seminar participation (10%), 1x3500wd Case Study research paper (45%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a critical overview of social structures, social change and social movements in China. It examines the ways in which Chinese institutions and structures (social, cultural, economic, and political), individuals (catalysts of change such as Deng Xiaoping) and external forces interact with one another to effect social change. Conflict and cooperation between different societal actors in China are analysed in order to explain the nature of social movements and their impact on social change and stability since 1978.
CHSC6904 Ancient Chinese History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Corequisites: CHSC6901 Assessment: 1x1000wd Tutorial Assignment (15%), 1x1500wd In-class individual presentation (25%), Seminar participation (10%), 1x2500wd Final Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers an introduction to Chinese history from the first settlements to the end of the Tang Dynasty (later prehistory to 907AD). It begins with a consideration of the influences and factors that shaped the early periods of state conflict and state formation. It then continues with the development of the imperial system through the Qin, Han and subsequent dynasties, outlining continuity and change in the emergence of Chinese civilisation.
CHSC6906 Health in China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2000wd essay (25%) and 1000wd individual presentation (25%) and seminar participation (10%) and 2000wd case study research paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides a critical overview of China's contemporary health system and health issues. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the interaction between health and China's development process. Through the use of case studies this unit provides students with concrete examples of current and future issues faced by China's health system, including: health policy formation; health services financing, delivery and evaluation; ethical issues in health services delivery; health inequalities; and, China's epidemiological and demographic transitions.
CHSC6907 Modern Chinese History

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: CHSC6901 and CHSC6902 Assessment: 1x1000wd Short Essay (15%), 1x1500wd Individual presentation (25%), 1x2500wd Research paper (50%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an examination of China's political and social history from the end of the Qing Dynasty up until 1978. Focusing on both national and more localised experiences in the search for modernisation, this unit will critically examine imperial collapse, the Republican revolution, the Sino-Japanese Wars, the conflict between Nationalists and Communists that resulted in the establishment of the People's Republic, and finally the Maoist era to the introduction of economic reform in 1978.
CISS6001 New Security Challenges

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1x3500wd Essay (60%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers the evolving nature of security in the context of global politics. It focuses on non-military challenges to security while acknowledging the relationships between these and traditional security concerns. Among the topics considered are: international law and security; the privatisation of security; economics and security; energy resources; environmental degradation; the burden of infectious diseases; population dynamics; gender and age perspectives on security; the dilemmas of fragile and failing states; transnational organised crime; and new modes of warfare. The overall objective of the unit is to engage with issues and arguments that challenge how security is traditionally understood. Teaching and learning take place via a combination of lectures, student-led seminars, independent research, debates and case studies.
CISS6002 Strategy and Security in the Asia-Pacific

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive Assessment: 2x 2000wd Essay (80%), 1x400wd equivalent Oral Presentation (10%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit focuses on the strategic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region and the security challenges it faces. It combines a grounding in International Relations theory, and concepts of strategy and security, with a series of dedicated country profiles. Issues such as great power rivalry, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, piracy, and environmental degradation are all considered. The overall objective of the unit is to engage with issues and arguments about strategy and security that relate specifically to the Asia-Pacific region. Teaching and learning take place via a combination of lectures, student-led seminars, and independent research.
CISS6004 Health and Security

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Issue brief (35%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%), 1x500wd Self-evaluation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit assesses the political and security significance of disease-related events and developments. Whether one contemplates historical experiences with smallpox, the contemporary challenges posed by diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS, or the risks arising from new scientific developments such as synthetic biology, it is clear that diseases exercise a powerful influence over civilised humankind. The unit concentrates on areas in which human health and security concerns intersect most closely, including: biological weapons; fast-moving disease outbreaks of natural origin; safety and security in microbiology laboratories; and the relationships between infectious disease patterns, public health capacity, state functioning and violent conflict. The overall aim of the unit is to provide students with a stronger understanding of the scientific and political nature of these problems, why and how they might threaten security, and the conceptual and empirical connections between them.
CISS6006 Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd intelligence briefing paper (40%), Seminar participation (10%), 1x500wd actor profile (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the characteristics of so-called fragile and failed states, and the nature of donor and international community engagement with these states. It will explore the international community's gradual acceptance of the norms of humanitarian intervention and post-conflict reconstruction to assist civilians affected by civil war, insurgencies, state repression, institutional weakness and state collapse. The unit will expand upon the theoretical literature with evidence from case studies on Africa, the Middle East, South/Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific.
CISS6008 Population and Security

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x900wd Demographic security review (20%), 1x1350wd Briefing paper (30%), 1x1800wd Seminar paper (40%), 1x450wd equivalent Oral Presentation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit considers the importance of demographic factors in international security. It attempts to provide answers to the complex questions regarding how population changes affect security concerns. In particular it examines how population dynamics and characteristics such as growth rates, fertility, mortality, age and ethnic structure might be linked to national and international security. Among topics covered will be key global population trends, differing world population transitions, the significance of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, the role of natural disasters, and the significance of ethnic and religious divisions. Case studies will be presented with respect to how demographics may contribute to undermining the viability of modern states and the importance of population to security considerations in the Asia-Pacific region.
CISS6009 Research Essay 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, or equivalent hours arranged by supervisor and student Assessment: 6000wd Research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit consists of a 6000 word Research essay under the guidance of a supervisor from CISS. Normally it involves deeper study of a subject which the student has already covered in her/his degree. Entry into this unit is by permission only, and depends upon the availability of a CISS supervisor for the proposed topic and student's existing knowledge in the area. MCom, MBus, and MIntSec students can take this unit as a stand-alone elective unit. MIntSec students may also take this unit in conjunction with CISS6010 Research essay 2, writing a supervised dissertation of 10000 - 12000 words.
CISS6010 Research Essay 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, or equivalent hours as arranged by supervisor and student. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 4 units with an average of 75% Corequisites: CISS6009 Assessment: 10,000-12,000wd Research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is the second of a two-part, supervised dissertation of 10000 -12000 words to be taken in conjunction with CISS6009 Research essay 1. Entry into this unit is by permission only and requires the completion of a minimum of 4 units with an average of 75%, and upon the availability of a CISS supervisor for the proposed topic.
CISS6011 Special Topic in International Security

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Main Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive hours Assessment: 1x2700wd Essay (60%), 1x1.5hr In-class examination (30%), 1x Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is the cyber realm, and how do governments, militaries and the private sector interact in it? What do we mean by cybersecurity and who is responsible for it? What are the major threats faced in the cyber realm and how to they impact the way we govern, do business and interact with each other? Are we prepared for cyber conflict? CISS6011 will give students a theoretical and practical framework for the study of cybersecurity and discuss the vulnerabilities and capabilities of the Internet and the cyber realm. The first half of the unit focuses on the technical aspects of network and systems security. Students will be expected to understand the different technical tools that attackers use to breach cybersecurity and the context in which they do so. In the second half of the unit, students will discuss the different types of cyber threats, from cybercrime to cyberwar, and will be taught how to formulate and evaluate policy options in relation to different cyber threats. The unit will provide the opportunity to develop skills in team-based deliberative decision-making with the aim of converging on a mutually acceptable compromise. The assessment includes both team and individual tasks.
CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 5000wd essay (60%) and 1000wd equivalent seminar presentation (30%) and participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must not undertake this unit if they took CISS6011 (Special Topic in International Security) when the special topic was Civil-Military Relations
This unit assesses the nature and effectiveness of civil-military cooperation and coordination in preparing for, responding to, and averting the impact of natural disasters (such as the 2004 tsunami) and conflict, particularly in Australia's nearer region. The new realities of intra-state conflict and support to fragile states have seen Australia commit increased resources to enhance prospects for stability and reduce population displacement, while promoting economic development and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty. Students in this unit will examine the nexus between state-centric and human security, as well as the difficulties for military forces and humanitarian actors in navigating the 'space' in which they are co-located. Policies, principles and practices of the Australian Government, the United Nations, and other key international actors and non-government organisations are considered. Attention is also given to disaster risk reduction and peace-building strategies to help minimise the severity of natural disasters and the reversion of fragile states into conflict. Focus is given to the problems and severity of population displacement, and to the civil-military requirements to implement population protection, particularly under the Responsibility to Protect framework. The overall aim of the unit is for students to gain a better understanding of the boundaries and complexities of civil-military relations in disaster and conflict situations, and to consider initiatives relevant to Australia.
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive Prohibitions: GOVT6154 Assessment: Research and planning towards dissertation of 12000-15000wd Mode of delivery: Block mode
The Middle East has been plagued for more than a century by a series of national, ethnic and religious conflicts, reflecting shifting regional alliances, the unresolved legacy of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the end of colonial rule. This unit examines the causes and manifestation of intra and inter-state state conflict in the region today by starting with a theoretical framework for examining the process of state-formation in the region and the particularities of the Middle East as a region of developing states. The unit will focus first on some of the specific challenges to the state across the region (such as tribalism, political Islam, and the "oil curse") before examining several inter-state conflicts, with a view of considering the probability of the region becoming more peaceful in the foreseeable future.
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Assessment: 3000wd Essay (80%) and Oral Presentation (10%) and Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Alliances and coalitions are pivotal features of International Security. This unit interrogates these closely-related phenomena using a combination of conceptual frameworks to analyse them, and empirical case studies to illustrate them. The unit starts with an investigation in the thorny definitional issues that surround the distinctions between 'alliance' and 'coalition', then outlines the major conceptual theoretical works pertinent to examining these phenomena, such as 'balance of power', 'intra-alliance politics', and 'multinational operations'. Equipped with these analytical tools the students will apply these concepts to a series of major cases studies of alliance management and coalition warfare operations. Case studies include World War I and II, The Cold War (NATO/Warsaw Pact), The Gulf War (1991), the Balkan Wars (Bosnia 1992-5, Kosovo 1999) and the current 'global war on terror' (i.e. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan). Through this process students will gain both a conceptual and practical understanding of peacetime alliance behaviour and the principles of conducting military operations alongside allies. Student presentations will include an emphasis upon Australia's role as an alliance/coalition partner in historical and contemporary conflicts.
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 4500wd research paper (60%) and 1000wd book report (20%) and 500wd equivalent Class presentation (10%) and Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
China's rise to regional and global prominence has attracted growing attention in recent years. Scholars as well as policymakers debate and assess the implications of rising Chinese power for regional security and the international system. This seminar introduces students to Chinese foreign and security policy, including its handling of major-power relations, its active pursuit of multilateral diplomacy in regional organizations and participation in international peacekeeping operations, and its changing perspectives on arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation. It begins with a brief history of phases in Chinese foreign and security policy and then gives an overview of major theoretical approaches to the subject. These theoretical perspectives are useful in examining a wide range of policy issues, ranging from Chinese strategic modernization, security trends in the Taiwan Strait, civil-military relations, the Chinese foreign policy process, and the domestic sources of Chinese foreign and security policy. The unit is taught as a seminar, with students expected to write a book review, a research design and bibliography, and a final research paper. Students will be required to do assigned reading, participate actively in class discussions, make Oral Presentations of their book review and research paper, and serve as a discussant for one of their classmates' papers.
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non-proliferation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Take-home exercise (20%), 1x4500wd Research essay (60%)1, 1x500wd Group presentation (10%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the basic knowledge of the issues, challenges, and policies related to nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. The principal objective is to give students a better understanding of the politics of arms control and non-proliferation and help them develop the analytical skills for undertaking policy-relevant research and the ability to develop policy recommendations. The unit is also designed to examine proliferation problems and the ways that arms control can contribute to national and regional security.
CISS6019 War and Strategy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x 2500wd Essay (80%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 1000wds (10%), 1x Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to supply students with an introduction to military affairs and the conduct of war. It considers the complex relationship between politics and strategy and examines strategic thought, the application of land/air/space/naval power and military technologies. It applies this knowledge to interactive case studies before proceeding to investigate more contemporary strategic problems such as the 'revolution in military affairs', 'new' wars, and counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency.
CISS6020 Geopolitics of Energy Security in Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Main Classes: The unit is taught over a 10-day period of 6hrs each day Assessment: 500wd research outline (15%) and 4000wd research paper (60%) and 500wd equivalent Seminar presentation (15%) and Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Focusing on China and India, this unit of study examines why energy security is a critical security issue in the Indo-Pacific, and in international relations. The unit has two principle objectives: (1) developing an understanding of the domestic priorities, politics and economics of China and India, and examining how these factors play an important role in shaping energy security and foreign policy; (2) analysing the geostrategic implications of China and India's energy security policies on other key regional players.
CISS6022 Cybersecurity

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x3000wd analytical Essay (40%), 1x1000wd equivalent lab exercise (10%), 1xSeminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The digital revolution has created new frontiers of information that influence almost every aspect of our lives. But does cyberspace also threaten our security? What are the methods and motives for attack? And how can state and non-state actors respond? Drawing on a unique combination of expertise from the Centre for International Security Studies and the School of Information Technologies, this unit introduces students to the technical and political concepts that are necessary to answer these important questions.
CISS6023 Special topics in International Security 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2 Essays (20% each), Collaborative Research Project (50%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study uses emerging and established methods, theory and practice to approach developing situations in international, regional and domestic security. The unit will give students the opportunity to use these approaches in the analysis of contemporary issues, threats and responses in areas such as health and food security, cyber-security, terrorism, civil war and conflict between states, the role of media and other non-state actors, such as NGOs and private military contractors. The unit will provide the opportunity to develop practical skills in team-based collaborations. The assessment includes both team and individual tasks.
CISS6024 MHlthSec Practice Placement

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main,Winter Main Classes: There are no lectures; however it is estimated that each practice placement will entail a minimum of 14 contact hours for consultation and supervision. The standard arrangement is expected to be: - 2 hour initial consultation meeting to discuss possible placement options and how the practice placement arrangements function; - minimum of 12 hours supervision of students per practice placement (i.e. 2 hours per week per student) Assessment: 1x1000wd placement proposal (20%), 1xreflective journal (20%), 1x4000wd project report (60%) Mode of delivery: Professional practice, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit gives students who have completed their first 24 credit points of the Master of Health Security with a 75% or more grade point average the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a relevant institution to gain valuable work experience. During placements students will undertake a project that will make a useful contribution to the workplace.
CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Three hours of classes per week which may include one or more of the following: lectures; seminars; tutorials or workshops. Assessment: case analysis (20%), mid-semester exam (35%), final examination (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
All business conduct is regulated by the law. Every transaction and every relationship is governed by an increasingly complex mix of statutory and judge-made laws. The ability to identify and manage legal risks, and knowledge of compliance and dispute resolution strategies, are essential business management skills. This unit examines the legal framework and regulatory regime within which all businesses operate in Australia and in a global economy. It introduces students to the legal implications of commercial conduct and provides an overview of the Australian legal system and threshold legal concepts of agreement, ownership, and civil and criminal liability. Key areas of substantive business law are examined including contracts, torts (in particular negligence and the economic torts), property and securities, and crime. The unit also provides students with an overview of areas of legal regulation with an increasingly significant impact on business operations including: privacy, intellectual property rights, competition law, consumer law (in particular advertising regulation, product liability and unfair contracts), misleading conduct and unconscionable conduct.
Textbooks
Business and the Law 6th edition, Andrew Terry.
CLAW6030 China's Legal Environment for Business

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: mid-term exam (25%), presentation of proposed research area (10%), proposal of research paper (5%), research paper (50%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
China has recently become the second biggest economy in the world and is Australia's most important trading partner. Australian businesses are increasingly engaging with China. This unit addresses the frequently asked question of how to do business with China. It addresses China's unique business environment which has resulted from its unique culture, history and demography, and examines the business regulations, tax system, and the administrative and compliance issues businesses will face when carrying on business with China. The unit first outlines the business environment in terms of culture, history, economics, demography, and government administration. It then provides students with an understanding of the legal environment that businesses will face in China. Through a hypothetical case study, different aspects of business regulation such as contract, entity structure, mergers and acquisition, property and intellectual property rights, the tax system, different tax types and associated international issues, and social insurance are analysed.
CLST6007 Old Irish 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Old Irish was the language spoken and written in Ireland in the early Middle Ages, and is preserved in a range of records, from Ogham stones to manuscripts. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Old Irish grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Old Irish.
CLST6012 Middle Welsh 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Middle Welsh was the language spoken and written in Wales in the Middle Ages (from about the twelfth to the fourteenth century). The most famous text surviving in Middle Welsh is the Mabinogion, a compilation of mythical and legendary material often of much earlier date. In this unit students will develop a knowledge of Middle Welsh grammar and vocabulary, and learn to read texts in Middle Welsh.
COMP5114 Digital Media Fundamentals

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week. Assessment: Through semester assessment (50%), Final Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Digital media has become indispensable our heterogeneous computing and communication environment. This unit provides an overview of creating, processing, manipulating, and compressing digital media which mainly include image, audio and video. It introduces principles and current techniques such as multimedia data acquisition, analysis, processing and compression and management. It also elaborates different multimedia coding standards, various multimedia systems and cutting-edge multimedia applications such as web media.