Unit descriptions D - F

DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: SSCP6900 Assessment: Weekly online exercises 1000wd in total (15%),1x500wd Research essay proposal (10%), 1x3000wd Research essay (45%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The post-1949 era of 'development' has seen a philosophical and policy shift from nation-building projects of 'modernisation' to the local responsiveness of market forces and civil society. An anthropological emphasis on cultural and local difference and a sociological understanding of state and civil society provide a critical perspective on both this history and current debates. Case studies raise questions of health, gender and childhood, project success or failure, and of the hopes and skepticism development evokes.
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (35%), 1x1hr Exam (15%), 1x1000wd Reading notes (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Poverty reduction has always been a central development goal. Major international programs such as the UN's Millennium Goals place poverty at their centre. New explanatory concepts such as social exclusion, capability, social capital and sustainability have considerably expanded our thinking about its nature. Students will examine cases from many parts of the world of the way discourses, policies and development practices operate together, enabling an evaluation of contemporary approaches to poverty and their effects on those most vulnerable.
DVST6905 Development Project Evaluation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1800wd Qualitative analysis project (38%), 1x3500wd Project evaluation proposal (50%), 1x700wd Seminar presentation (12%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Project design, dynamics and evaluation are key elements of the management and delivery of development initiatives. This unit focuses on the history, significance, context and design of evaluation in that process. The unit addresses debates about participatory approaches to evaluation, quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Assessment is organized around the design of a proposal for a project evaluation.
DVST6906 Culture & Politics of Health Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x500wd Research essay proposal (10%), 1x3500wd Research essay (60%), 1x1000wd equivalent Class presentation (15%), 1x1000wd Online weekly reading notes (15%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an integrated and interpretive approach to understanding the culture and politics of health development in middle and low-income countries. The structures and processes that inform the politics and culture of health development are global, regional and local, and encompass and operate at different social and institutional levels in diverse settings. The articulation of these will be studied, along with the processes and transitions to local worlds that unfold in embedded cultural and social contexts.
ECMT5001 Principles of Econometrics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week, 1x1hr (non compulsory) tutorial/week Assessment: Online quizzes equivalent to 500wd (10%), 1xGroup assignment equivalent to 1000wd (15%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (55%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit develops the basic principles of data description and analysis, the idea of using the concept of probability to model data generation, and the statistical concepts of estimation and statistical inference, including hypothesis testing. It then develops these concepts and techniques in the context of the linear regression model to show how econometric models can be used to analyse data in a wide range of potential areas of application in economics, business and the social sciences. The unit combines theory and application. The emphasis is upon the interpretation of econometric estimation results and requires software for hands-on experience.
ECMT6002 Econometric Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT5001 Prohibitions: ECMT5002 Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent Group project (25%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (25%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit illustrates how econometric methods can be applied to economic data to solve problems that arise in economics and business. Econometric theory provides the techniques needed to quantify the strength and form of relationships between variables. Applied econometrics is concerned with the strategies that need to be employed to use these techniques effectively; to determine which model to specify and whether the data are appropriate. Guidelines for undertaking applied work are discussed. Case studies drawn from economics, marketing, finance, and accounting are also discussed. The unit includes a major econometric modelling project.
ECMT6003 Applied Business Forecasting

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT6002 Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent Take-home assignment (30%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to provide an introduction to the practice of forecasting in business. Forecasting requires both practical experience in model building and some statistical theory. To blend the theory and practice, many business forecasting examples are discussed. Excel is used to do useful preliminary calculations and plotting. At the end of this unit, students should be able to understand the major techniques of forecasting and be able to intelligently forecast actual business time series using Excel and its extensions. Topics covered include: the aims of forecasting and relation to time series analysis; types of time series; plotting and charting time series; practical examples of forecasting and forecasting issues; growth curve methods; least squares (what you need to know for forecasting); decomposition of time series; elementary exponential smoothing with Excel; serial correlation (and Durbin Watson statistic); applied ARIMA modelling and identifying seasonality and "hidden" periodicities.
ECMT6006 Applied Financial Econometrics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT6002 Assessment: Take-home assignments equivalent to 1500wds (30%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to some of the widely used econometric models designed for the analysis of financial data, and the procedures used to estimate them. Special emphasis is placed upon empirical work and applied analysis of real market data. The unit deals with topics such as: the statistical nature of financial data; the specification, estimation and testing of assets pricing models; the analysis of high frequency financial data; and the modelling of volatility in financial returns. Throughout the unit, students are encouraged (especially in assignments) to familiarise themselves with financial data and learn how to apply the models to these data.
ECMT6007 Analysis of Panel Data

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECMT6002 Assessment: 1xGroup assignment equivalent to 1000wds (20%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Recently, empirical research in economics, finance, marketing and accounting has been enriched by the increasing availability of new sources of data, known as panel data. A 'panel' refers to the pooling of observations on a cross section of households, countries, firms etc. over several time periods. Panel data sets possess several major advantages over conventional cross-sectional or time series data sets. This unit aims to offer a comprehensive treatment of the analysis of panel data, which will allow students to deal in a pragmatic way with fundamental issues, such as controlling for individual heterogeneity, reducing collinearity among regressors, addressing statistical hypotheses and identifying effects that are simply not detectable in pure cross-section or time series data.
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory tutorial/week Prohibitions: ECON5003, ECON5000 Assessment: Online quizzes equivalent to 1000wd (10%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (35%), 1x2hr Final exam (55%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit presumes no prior exposure to economics and aims, by the end of the unit, to bring a proficiency equivalent to that of students with an intermediate level microeconomics unit in an Honours degree program. Many economic principles developed in this unit are routinely used in several other units in the program. Microeconomics studies how economic agents make choices in a variety of environments. The unit covers theory and applications of the principles of consumer choice, of firm behaviour, and of strategic interaction among economic agents. Equipped with these theories of decision making, students can address a range of interesting and important questions. Examples are: What market strategy should a firm adopt with its competitors? How might one create a market to deal with externalities such as pollution? What are the implications of different kinds of taxes? What compensation scheme will provide the right incentives to work?
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory tutorial/week Prohibitions: ECON5003 Assessment: Online quizzes equivalent to 1500wd (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit presumes no prior exposure to economics and aims, by the end of the unit, to bring a proficiency equivalent to that of students with an intermediate level macroeconomics unit in an Honours degree program. Many economic principles developed in this unit are routinely used in several other units in the program. Macroeconomics studies aggregate economic behaviour. The unit covers theories of the engines of long-run economic growth, of unemployment, of money, inflation, the interest rate and the exchange rate, as well as consumption, saving and investment behaviour. The unit also studies a number of applications of the theory and addresses contemporary macroeconomic problems and policy.
ECON5003 Economics for Accountants

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Main Classes: 1x3-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ECON5000, ECON5001 Assessment: mid-semester test (50%) and 2hr final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is ONLY available to students enrolled in the Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Commerce degrees.
The broad aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to economic analysis that is useful in the business world. The unit develops vital microeconomic and macroeconomic principles, using case studies to enhance understanding. Particular emphasis is given to explaining how economic agents make choices in a variety of environments. The unit covers situations where strategic interactions are important and investigates the macro-environment in which businesses operate.
ECON5004 Communication in Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x 1500wd Assignments, 1x Oral Presentation equivalent to 1500wds Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
This unit of study aims to enhance oral and written communication skills and improve understanding of how to engage with academic economics. A series of tasks will consider economics academic texts in context and require learners to understand, analyse and produce appropriate spoken and written texts. Concepts in critical analysis will provide the basis for improved persuasive communication, including the difference between convention, fact, opinion and preference; deductive and inductive proof; validity and truth; evidence; and the ethics of persuasion.
ECON5005 Quantitative Tools for Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prohibitions: ECON5004 Assessment: 5x200wd Online Quizzes (15%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester Test (35%), 1x2hr Final Exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is graded on a pass/fail basis.
This unit of study aims to enhance mathematical ability to provide a skill set that enables students to thrive in their study of economics. Themes such as algebra, the plotting of points, lines, and functions in two and three dimensional space, differential calculus and simultaneous equations are the basis on which the skills are taught.
ECON6001 Microeconomics Analysis 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 Assessment: 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), 1xTake-home Mid-semester task equivalent to 1000wd (20%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to modern microeconomic theory and as such has three purposes: (i) to introduce students to the major ideas of modern microeconomics and to develop their understanding of these ideas; (ii) to develop students' facility with analytic economic models; and (iii) to develop students' ability to solve economic problems with the ideas, techniques, and models available to professional economists. Topics covered include (i) individual decision-making by economic agents, (ii) the determination of prices and resource allocation in competitive general equilibrium models, (iii) strategic behaviour by firms under imperfect competition, and (iv) contracting with imperfect information.
ECON6002 Macroeconomics Analysis 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week, 1x1hr non-compulsory tutorial/week Prerequisites: ECON5002 Assessment: Problem Sets equivalent to 1000wd (10%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is aimed at providing students with a sound and comprehensive knowledge of modern macroeconomic theory, an ability to formulate and solve problems analytically, and a general appreciation of how policymakers can use the analysis in practice. Topics covered include (i) micro-foundations of macroeconomics, focusing on consumption, investment, money demand, and credit rationing; (ii) equilibrium macroeconomics, focusing on the conventional prototype as well as on recent stochastic macroeconomic models; and (iii) dis-equilibrium macroeconomics, concepts, issues, and models.
ECON6003 Mathematical Methods of Econ Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: Assignments equivalent to 1000wds(10%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an introduction to mathematical economics. It has three purposes. First, to introduce students to the mathematical concepts and methods that are central to modern economics. Second, to give a set of economic applications of the mathematical methods. Third, to develop the students' ability to formulate logical arguments with the degree of precision and rigour demanded in modern economics. The mathematical topics covered include introductory analysis and topology, convex analysis, linear algebra, calculus of functions of several variables, optimisation, and introduction to dynamic programming and dynamical systems. The particular economic applications presented may vary from year to year, but usually include demand theory, production theory, and growth theory.
ECON6006 Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 or ECOF6080 Assessment: 1x750wd equivalent Mid-semester test (20%), 1x750wd equivalent Group presentation (20%), 1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (40%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The purpose of this unit is to examine the nature of inter-firm rivalry in industries with market power. The unit begins with an exploration of the various ways in which firms can increase their market power by extracting more surplus from consumers by colluding with rivals or by excluding entrants. The topics for this part of the unit include price discrimination, product differentiation, advertising, research and development, predation and mergers. The unit also attempts to explain the various contractual and ownership linkages that exist between various stages of production. The latter involves a discussion of exclusive territories agreements, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, franchising and divisionalisation.
ECON6008 International Money and Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5002 Assessment: 1x1hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x1000wd Essay (15%), 1x2.5hr Final exam (55%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers the following topics: overview of the International Monetary System; foreign exchange markets, spot and future markets; swaps and options; arbitrage; covered and uncovered interest parity; exchange rate determination; forecasting exchange rate movements; exchange rate intervention; and the role of central banks.
ECON6009 Economics of the Labour Market

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001, ECON6002 Assessment: Take-home assignments equivalent to 1000wds 20%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The purpose of this unit is to study some of the major issues in modern labour markets. Trends such as the increase in part-time work, the growing inequality in income and earnings, changes in the returns to education, and the simultaneous increase in hours of work and unemployment are addressed. The material consists of both empirical facts relating to the labour markets and the theories which are used to understand these facts. Part of the unit is devoted to the study of wage and employment contracts in the presence of uncertainty and other information problems. Imperfect information will have implications for the level of employment and unemployment, the structure of wages, and the use of particular forms of compensation such as bonuses, trust funds, and performance bonds.
ECON6010 Public Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001, ECON6002 Assessment: 1x2hr Final exam (50%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), Take-home assignments equivalent to 1000wds 20%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Recent innovations in public economics have overturned previously accepted policy rules. This unit focuses on the modern treatment of public policies relating to taxation, pricing of public sector outputs and public investment. Emphasis is placed on how different informational capabilities and jurisdictions of the government impact on the design of policy. The areas of application in taxation include the design of efficient and equitable consumption taxes, the structure of income taxation and the appropriate mix of income and consumption taxes. In response to market failures, pricing and investment rules for public enterprises, the provision and pricing of public goods, and policy responses to externalities and information problems are covered.
ECON6016 Trade and Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 or ECON5002 Assessment: 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x1500wd equivalent Seminar paper and presentation (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to highlight the relation between trade and development from an institutional and structural perspective, with appropriate modifications of received general economic principles, theories and policies. It closely studies the integration process of traditional segment of a developing society into its modern counterpart in countries selected from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific regions. It examines role of the state and international institutions (like the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization), rationale for trade, planning and market mechanisms in developing economies, and also socio-cultural preconditions and economic requirements for a market economy. It focuses on a wide range of developmental problems and issues (such as foreign aid, debt, investment, technology transfer) from both national and international points of view.
ECON6018 Environmental Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 or ECON6002 Assessment: 1xSeminar paper and presentation equivalent to 1000wd (25%), 1x1.5hr Mid-semester test (25%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study emphasis is exclusively concerned with market failures that impact on the natural environment. Attention is given to why these market failures occur and what role there is for regulation and government policy. Topics covered include efficiency and markets, market failure, externalities (e.g. pollution), various methods of regulating pollution, and measuring the demand for environmental quality.
ECON6021 Financial Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 Assessment: 1x2hr Mid-semester test (40%), 1x2.5hr Final exam (60%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with an understanding of the economic foundations of financial theory and the economic framework upon which that theory is based. Much of the work covered is an application of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to the special problems encountered in the study of the financial side of an economy. The relevance of these foundations is illustrated with empirical research using Australian and international data.
ECON6023 International Trade

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 Assessment: 1x1500wd equivalent Written report (30%), 1x1hr Mid-semester test (20%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit develops the modern theory of international trade and commercial policy and examines some empirical applications. Topics covered include competitive trade theory; comparative advantage and theories of international trade patterns; the gains from trade; empirical evidence and methodology; imperfectly competitive trade theory and economies of scale, differentiated products, and technology; analysis of the effects of tariffs and trade quotas upon trade under competitive and imperfectly competitive market structures; the formation and design of regional trade agreements and the strategic behaviour of multinational enterprises. It will be suitable for those with an interest in international trade and business issues as well as those who may wish to pursue PhD research in these areas. It will be taught at a graduate level and so presumes knowledge of advanced undergraduate microeconomics.
ECON6025 Strategic Decision Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 or ECOF6080 Assessment: 1x1.5hr Mid semester test (40%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%), Tutorial assignments equivalent to 1000wds (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Decision makers face two types of uncertainty: uncertainty about the state of nature (how much oil is in an oilfield) and uncertainty about the strategic behaviour of other decision makers (how many oil wells they will drill). This unit of study focuses on strategic uncertainty and the uses decision makers can make of the concepts of game theory to guide their decisions. Game theory studies situations where a) agents have conflicts of interests and b) agents can take actions that directly affect their payoffs and the payoffs of others. A very broad range of applications from business and economics fit the above description and therefore can be studied by the methods of game theory. Applications include, firm pricing and output decisions, market entry and exit, hold-up, collusion, bargaining, auctions, and signalling.
ECON6027 Experimental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 Assessment: Seminar participation (20%), 1x1350wd Take-home exercise (30%), 1x2250wd Take-home exercise (50%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study deals with the use of laboratory and field experiments in order to help assessing economic problems. Economic experiments are becoming a useful tool for the validation of theory, the development of new theory, the generation of advice to decision makers, and the design of new economic institutions. Economics aims to explain the 'real world' behaviour of agents. The lectures will provide opportunities to identify apparent contradictions between the predictions of economic models and experimental outcomes. The classes on experimental economics will follow a learning-by-doing approach. Most topics will be introduced in the experimental lab. Outcomes will be discussed in the following class and compared with theoretical predictions and previous experimental research.
ECON6101 Special Topic in Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON5001 and ECON5002 Assessment: Depends on topic Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
Study of a special topic in postgraduate Economics. Topics will vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 will be different to that in Semester 1.
ECON6501 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6502 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6503 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6504 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6505 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6506 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6507 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 7

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6508 Economics Postgraduate Exchange 8

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students wishing to undertake a Study Abroad program must enrol in this unit to receive credit for a unit equivalent to an ECON postgraduate level unit.
ECON6901 Microeconomics Analysis 2

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 with a Distinction grade. Assessment: Mid-semester test (40%), tutorial assignments (10%) and 2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
The main focus of this unit is strategic interaction among economic agents with particular attention to problems involving incomplete information. The topics covered are at the heart of modern microeconomics. The central tool of analysis is game theory and the unit generally covers non-cooperative games of complete and incomplete information and cooperative games. Many applications to economic problems are discussed. Although the particular applications presented may vary from year to year, typical examples are: auctions; bargaining; oligopoly; hidden information; signalling; hidden action; coalitions and the core; Shapley value; social choice; and mechanism design.
ECON6902 Macroeconomics Analysis 2

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x3hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ECON6002 with a Distinction grade. Assessment: problem sets (15%), presentation and participation (15%), Mid-semester test (30%) and 3hr Final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
The goal of this unit is to present a coherent framework for thinking about fundamental issues in macroeconomics in a national and international context. This framework provides microeconomic foundations and involves inter-temporal analysis which assumes a basic understanding of dynamic programming. Various dynamic modelling strategies - finite and infinite horizon models, OLG models - are compared with reference to issues such as Ricardian equivalence. The role of international capital markets in uncertain open economies is studied, and asset pricing and investment in global macroeconomic equilibrium using Arrow-Debreu contingent claims is explained. The roles of money, the implications of imperfections such as nominal rigidities, and the connections to modern growth theory are developed in this general framework.
ECON6903 Topics in Bus. Cycles & Monetary Policy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to provide an understanding of selected topics at the frontier of academic research in the area of advanced macroeconomics, focusing on business cycles and monetary policy. We will spend the first half of the course developing essential tools used in macroeconomics and studying canonical micro-founded rational expectations general equilibrium models, originated from the real business cycles literature. The rest of the course will focus on nominal frictions within a New Keynesian/New Neoclassical framework and their implications for monetary policy. We will also discuss the merits and the shortcomings of these models and examine how these failings have been addressed in the literature. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of business cycles and monetary policy.
ECON6904 Topics in Labour Economics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study surveys contemporary research in labour economics. The field of labour economics is very broad, dealing with fundamental issues ranging from resource allocation to distributional equity and social welfare. The subject matter covers the determinants of wages, employment and unemployment; insurance and incentive mechanisms; and the behavioural effects and welfare impacts of institutions and public policies. In this unit students will have the opportunity to analyse theoretical models and their empirical applications.
ECON6905 Topics in Industrial Organisation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 1x2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of industrial organisation. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of industrial organisation.
ECON6906 Topics in Economic Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%) and 2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of development economics. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of development economics.
ECON6907 Topics in History of Economic Thought

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: 1x3hr Final exam (50%), Written assignments (3000 words) (40%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study revolves around the intensive study of key elements of selected classic works in the development of economic thought. This course of lectures and seminars is not intended to be of purely historical or antiquarian interest; it is animated by the belief that such classic works remain highly relevant, in a fundamental way, for contemporary theoretical and policy debates. In particular, the aim is to: (i) demonstrate the evolutionary and temporal nature of current economic theory, (ii) indicate the attitudes which have developed in the field of policy, and how these are related to past theory, environment, and action; and (iii) make the student aware of the literary, philosophical and cultural elements underlying economic knowledge and practice. Another aim of this unit of study is to enable students to achieve a critical command of conceptual machineries of thought and analysis.
ECON6909 Topics in Microeconomic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%), Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of some of the current developments in the field of microeconomics. The focus is both on theoretical understanding and practical application. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of microeconomics.
ECON6910 Topics in Macroeconomic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Final exam 3000wds, (50%), Written assignments equivalent to 3000wds (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide an understanding of the latest theoretical and empirical policy-relevant developments in the field of advanced macroeconomics. The focus is on both theoretical understanding and the practical application of state-of-the-art modelling techniques. A central aim of this unit of study is to enable students to undertake further theoretical or empirical research in the area of macroeconomics.
ECON6948 Special Topic in Economic Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (40%), participation (10%), Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Study of an advanced topic in Economics. Topic may vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 may be different to that in Semester 1. Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON6998 Special Topic in Econometrics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 Assessment: Written assignments (50%) and 2hr Final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Study of an advanced topic in Econometrics. Topic may vary from semester to semester according to staff availability and the presence of visitors. If taught in both semesters, the topic in Semester 2 may be different to that in Semester 1. Students must seek written permission from the School of Economics Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator to enrol in this unit.
ECON7010 Economics Research Dissertation A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Regular individual consultation with academic supervisor Prerequisites: ECON6001; ECON6002; ECON6003; ECMT6002 Prohibitions: ECON7030 Assessment: Research dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is the first capstone unit in the MEcAnalysis. Students develop a detailed research proposal for a dissertation, which will be developed throughout Economics Research Dissertation B. Students are expected to take part in a research methods seminar series while receiving individual assistance from a specialist supervisor. This unit is assessed through the research and writing towards a 12,000 word dissertation, to be completed in Economics Research Dissertation B.
ECON7020 Economics Research Dissertation B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Regular individual consultation with academic supervisor Prerequisites: ECON6001 and ECON6002 and ECON6003 and ECMT6002 and ECON7010 Prohibitions: ECON7030 Assessment: 12,000wd research dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is the second of two capstone units in the MEcAnalysis. This unit involves the writing and completion of a 12,000 word dissertation, the proposal for which was developed in Economics Research Dissertation A. The emphasis is on students acquiring skills in implementing a research proposal and disseminating the results while under the guidance of a specialist supervisor.
ECON7030 Economics Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: regular workshop meetings throughout semester to assist with project management Prerequisites: 24 credit points from elective units of study. Prohibitions: ECON7010, ECON7020 Assessment: 1x6,000wd research project (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit represents a culminating academic experience for students in the MEc by bringing together their knowledge in Economic theory and methodology to analyse an economic problem of their choice. This unit involves the writing and completion of a 6,000 word report. The emphasis is on students acquiring skills in identifying an economic problem, undertaking the required analysis using appropriate tools and disseminating the results.
ECOP6010 International Trade Regulation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr Exam (25%), Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to introduce students to competing perspectives on business regulation, then to familiarise students with the main elements of governance and regulation as they affect international business and, in particular, international trade.
ECOP6011 USA-Europe-Japan: From Growth to Crisis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 3500wd Essay (60%) and 1500wd report (25%) and 1000wd equivalent Seminar presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will address the formation and breakup of the triad formed by the USA, Europe, and Japan that defined world capitalist relations from the end of the Second World War until the early 1990s. The contradictions of the triad will be analysed as well as the impact of China's post 1978 transformations. The unit will study those processes with the objective of understanding the dynamics of the financial crisis of 2008 and its impact on the European Union.
ECOP6012 Country Risk Analysis

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (25%), 1x3000wd project (40%), 1x1000wd Presentation (20%), Seminar participation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The impacts of volatility are an ever-present concern for policymakers, firms and households. This unit looks at a diverse range of methods and techniques for assessing country risk (e.g., economic risk, financial risk, sovereign (default) risk, socio-political risk, etc). This entails an overview of the (political) economic frameworks and connecting both qualitative and quantitative approaches to the current research on leading indicators and early warning systems.
ECOP6015 Global Employment and Migration

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1250wd short Essay (20%), 5x 250wd diary digests (20%), 1x1000wd Presentation and write-up (20%), 1x2500wd Research essay (40%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines the evolution of international employment opportunities as a feature of the globalisation of economies. Different approaches to the analysis of labour markets provide conceptual frameworks for examining the changing character and structure of global employment and international migration. Case studies examine the effects of state regulatory arrangements and international institutions governing cross-border labour migration and cross-border employment in multinational firms, including professionals, skilled and unskilled workers.
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1xTeam Oral Presentation (10%), 1x1500wd report (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study analyses the modern economic development of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and its role in the international economic system, including the World Trade Organisation. It examines the internal political economy of the PRC; the political economy of transition; and China's transformation into a major centre of foreign direct investment and global exports. In the unit, students will learn the differential impact of China's transformation on the USA, East Asia and Japan, and the European Union. The policy of free trade agreements of China will also be studied. An understanding of these issues is important for people concerned both with investment and trade with China and the global political economic implications of China's emerging market economy under socialism.
ECOP6018 Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 500wd equivalent problem sets (10%) and 1250wd Essay (20%) and 1250wd country case-study (20%) and 3000wd Research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Can development be equated with economic growth? Many development scholars are critical of growth as a Euro-centric concept that has dismal consequences for subsistence-based livelihoods, women and Indigenous communities in particular. In this unit, students will critically engage with the development literature about economic growth and assess its role in promoting wellbeing. What is the role for economic growth? What kind of growth? Learning will include critical interrogation of theories of development and the relationships between growth and gender, food, trade and climate change.
ECOP6025 Dissertation Proposal

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: 5000wd proposal (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit of study involves the supervised preparation and writing of a dissertation proposal of 5,000 words. It normally provides a large part of the introductory chapter in the subsequent dissertation itself. If the proposal is accepted, it is given the same assessment eventually as the dissertation; the proposal and dissertation together are worth 50% of the overall degree assessment
ECOP6026 Dissertation Part A

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ECOP6025 Corequisites: ECOP6031 Assessment: research and writing towards a dissertation of 25000-30000 words in length Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: This unit must be taken with EDUP6027
This unit of study is the first of a two-part, supervised writing of a dissertation of 25-30,000 words to be submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Economics (Social Sciences) with Honours. This unit is taken in conjunction with the dissertation proposal and dissertation B, All three units together are worth 50% of the overall assessment for the degree
ECOP6027 Dissertation Part B

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ECOP6025 Corequisites: ECOP6026 and ECOP6031 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 25000-30000 words in length Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit of study is the second part of a two-part, supervised writing of a dissertation of 25-30,000 words to be submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Economics (Social Sciences) with Honours. This unit is taken in conjunction with Dissertation Part A and Dissertation Proposal, Together with Dissertation Part A and Dissertation Proposal this unit is worth 50 per cent of the overall assessment for the degree.
ECOP6028 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 1

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ECOP6031 Assessment: 1x20000wd research essay (with ECOP6029) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is the first part of a two-part, supervised writing of a research essay.
ECOP6029 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 2

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bill Dunn Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: ECOP6031 Corequisites: ECOP6028 Assessment: 1x20000wd research essay (with ECOP6028) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is the second part of a two-part, supervised writing of a research essay.
ECOP6031 Research in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Paper (25%), 1x1000wd Paper (25%), 1x4000wd Report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on conducting research in political economy. Weekly seminars examine a range of topics including research design, literature review, data collection and analysis, and writing a research proposal. The seminars provide an opportunity for critical discussion to identify, debate and reflect on the nature and challenge of undertaking research. The assessment is structured to assist the progressive development of a research proposal. Completion of this Unit of Study is a pre-requisite for a Masters dissertation.
ECOP6033 Research Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: The unit involves a supervised writing project. It is supported by a designated unit co-ordinator who will supervise the projects, receive and comment on a project plan and first draft. This is combined with two in-class seminars in which all student are expected to present and discuss their work. Prerequisites: 24 Credit Points Assessment: 4500wd research project (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit is offered as a capstone for the Master of Political Economy, as an alternative to the units Dissertation Parts A and B. It provides students with the opportunity to conduct a supervised research project of their own design, drawing on the theoretical perspectives in Political Economy introduced earlier in the course and exploring issues previously encountered in greater depth. Students will be given the opportunity to present and discuss the progress of their work during the semester.
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), 2x 750wd seminar papers (20%), Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to core concepts in political economy, laying the basis for further studies. It examines the development of economics as a discipline, identifying the historical origins and principal currents of economic analysis, their key analytical tools, and relevance to current political economic concerns. These studies provide insight into the competing views about the dynamics of the capitalist economy and lay the foundation for the application of political economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary issues.
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x4000wd Essay (60%), 1xGroup presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the processes of socioeconomic change, and the forces involved in bringing about such change. It introduces several theoretical perspectives and - using a number of contemporary case studies - considers the interests, the relationships and the constraints involved in socioeconomic change. Students consider a range of issues and debates, and make a detailed study in one such area.
ECOP6108 Economic Management for Sustainability

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent Seminar presentation (15%), 1x1000wd seminar paper (15%), 1x2500wd Research essay (30%), x 1.5hr examination (30%), Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to environmental economic theory, ecological economics, and other critical perspectives in order to develop an understanding of the parameters that define management of economy-environment interactions. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the systemic nature of the pressures imposed on environmental/ecological systems and the intractable problems this presents. The unit examines the different tendencies that inform environmental management and sustainable development; and the relative merits/weaknesses of the strategies and policies advanced.
ECOP6121 Dissertation Part A

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervised independent study Prerequisites: 24 Credit points Corequisites: ECOP6031 Assessment: 10,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Together with 'Dissertation Part B', this unit involves the supervised writing of a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing as part of the Master of Political Economy.
ECOP6122 Dissertation Part B

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Supervised independent study Prerequisites: ECOP6121 Corequisites: ECOP6121 and ECOP6031 Assessment: 10,000wd dissertation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Together with 'Dissertation Part A', this unit involves the supervised writing of a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of the student's choosing as part of the Master of Political Economy.
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: SCLG6912 Assessment: 1x1000wd Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1.5hr exam (30%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit links debates over social rights and democratic legitimacy to structural economic arguments. It introduces the competing arguments over social rights and the struggles that have created them, and promotes the use of evidence in these conceptual arguments. The approach of economic liberalism to rights is examined. Important global issues involving rights and economic argument - such as self-determination, land rights, food security, fair trade and economic governance - are examined.
ECOP6901 Finance and Economic Change

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1x1000wd Presentation (30%), 1x Seminar participation (10%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Foreign exchange, security and other derivative markets have expanded dramatically over the past 20 years. More recently, they have been associated with the largest economic crisis in 80 years. This unit develops a political economy perspective on these markets, including their vulnerability to crisis, and the intrusion of financial calculation into wider social and personal calculation. The unit also addresses the regulation of financial markets and institutions, including key regulatory and monitoring agencies, and arguments for new regulatory regimes.
ENGL6027 M Litt Treatise Part 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Assessment: Research and writing towards a 25000 word treatise which will be completed in ENGL6028 Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates undertake research and writing towards a treatise on an approved topic in English or Creative Writing, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Permission required from the postgraduate coordinator. Available to Master of Letters candidates only.
ENGL6028 M Litt Treatise Part 2

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Prerequisites: ENGL6027 Assessment: Completion and submission of a 25000 word treatise started in ENGL6027 (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Candidates complete the research and writing of a treatise in English or Creative Writing on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Permission required from the postgraduate coordinator. Available to Master of Letters candidates only.
ENGL6040 Introduction to Old English

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), 1x2000wd exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Old English was the language of England from the fifth century until the twelfth. This earliest phase of the English literary tradition evolved against a background of cultural encounters: as the Anglo-Saxons encountered the culture of Rome, as they adopted and adapted the Christian religion, and as they reflected on their origins on the European continent. This unit introduces students to the language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons, and presents the opportunity to translate and read Old English texts.
ENGL6041 Old English Texts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6040 Assessment: 1x2000wd translation exercise (40%), 1x4000wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The literature of the Anglo-Saxons offers an insight into a range of understandings of the place of human beings in the world and its history. This unit of study will build on students' elementary knowledge of the Old English language, and offer students the opportunity to translate and read a range of texts including historical prose, love poetry and religious texts. These texts will be studied in a range of contexts, from the cultural and historical to their manuscript setting.
ENGL6042 Old Norse

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Daniel Anlezark Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 2x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd translation exercise (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1500wd exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Old Norse is the name given to the language of medieval Scandinavia which was spoken by the Viking invaders of Britain in the early Middle Ages. Old Norse literature presents a rich variety, from mythological and legendary poetry to Icelandic sagas. This unit introduces students to the culture that the Vikings brought to Britain by introducing them to the language of medieval Iceland, the literary centre of medieval Scandinavia, through texts written in Old Icelandic.
ENGL6100 Approaches to Literary History

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd critical assessment (20%), 1x2000wd archival report (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. How do literary texts relate to history? When we divide time into different periods ("Renaissance" "Romantic" "Modernist" etc.), what are the implications for interpretation? Focusing on one or two literary periods, this core unit for the Master of English Studies introduces students to historicist literary criticism, developing skills in relating literature to historical context. We read key texts from the designated period(s), conduct research into appropriate archives (including online databases), and identify the theoretical questions that underpin those investigations.
ENGL6101 Approaches to Genre

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd written assignment (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. In this unit students will critically examine significant theoretical definitions of and debates about genre through time. They will apply an advanced understanding of genres (or 'kinds' or 'forms') to representative and problematic texts in order to develop a deep appreciation of the function, limitations and transformations of genre in literature. The complex relationship between formal properties, creativity and historical context will be explored.
ENGL6102 Approaches to Critical Reading

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent Oral Presentation (20%), 1x4000wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. This unit will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to literature. In addition to developing critical and theoretical literacy, the unit aims to develop advanced skills in identifying how and why such strategies might be brought to bear on reading literary texts, and to evaluate how effective and/or appropriate such strategies might be in specific cases. The unit also aims to critically examine theories of the text as a physical and conceptual object.
ENGL6103 Approaches to Global English Literatures

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd Research essay (55%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (35%), Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. Students will familiarise themselves with critical approaches to a range of literary works written throughout the world in the English language, and they will critically examine ways in which theories of globalisation and place have come to inflect paradigms of local and national identity. Students will evaluate contemporary understandings of the meaning and significance of "English" literature in a new global environment.
ENGL6105 Poetry of Meditation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd close-reading assignment (15%), 1x4000wd Essay (70%), 1x1000wd Tutorial presentation (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a study of the meditative poetry of the early seventeenth century. It examines the traditions and manuals of meditation on which the poets drew, and places their poetry more broadly in religious and historico-cultural contexts, and also in the contexts of Early Modern literature at large. Detailed study of writers such as John Donne and George Herbert establishes the framework for study of their meditative poetry and that of later writers.
ENGL6106 The Idea of the South

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd Essay (80%), 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The American South is frequently conceived as the Problem South, defined by its experiences of military defeat and occupation, economic backwardness and a brutal slave legacy. In this unit, we will investigate the idea of the South in a range of literary and visual texts by examining its most compelling tropes - the southern belle, poor whites, the plantation - to contemplate the region's fundamental importance to conceptions of the nation itself and the value of thinking regionally.
ENGL6107 Sentiment and Sensation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd Essay (75%), 1x1000wd Class presentation and write-up (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will focus on the narrative and rhetorical strategies used to depict and engage emotion. It will examine the ways in which feeling is both conceptualised and motivated in literary texts, and relate developments in the fictional understanding of emotion to those in philosophy and the natural sciences. It will ask whether emotion can be historicised; how affective responses are engaged in the service of ethical agendas; to what extent do the feelings produced by fiction elude narrative control.
ENGL6108 Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Oral Presentation plus summary (30%),1x4500wd Research essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Critical discussion of Australian poetry has long been preoccupied by the status of its modernism, as a function of wider questions regarding the meaning of Australian modernity. Was modernism only belatedly taken up in the 1970s, or were certain older Australian poets modernist avant la lettre? In this unit students will evaluate a selection of key poems and statements about poetry by Australian writers from 1900 to the present, taking in themes such as: Romantic absence and negativity, the Symbolist inheritance, high and vernacular modernisms, avant gardism and reaction, the Generation of 68, and the fate of postmodernism.
ENGL6109 Modern and Contemporary Drama

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Byron Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd seminar presentation (20%), 1x4000wd critical essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course develops a critical evaluation of modern drama from its roots in the nineteenth century and its legacy in a selection of contemporary play texts. The course situates developments in dramatic theory and practice alongside dominant social and intellectual trends of the past century (political tyranny/liberation, class structure, women's emancipation, censorship, technological change, the rise of global capital). Students will critically evaluate dramatic texts and performance using a variety of theoretical frameworks.
ENGL6110 The 18th Century Novel: Theory & Example

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd Research essay proposal (15%), 1x500wd discussion paper (10%), 1x4500wd Research essay (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study investigates the development and circulation of the novel during the eighteenth century. We will read novels that have since been canonised as well as material normally excluded from the story of the novel's rise, such as whore narratives and the popular genre of it-narratives (stories told from the point-of-view of an object or animal). We will consider this material through a number of theoretical lenses, including those provided by Michael McKeon, Lennard Davis and Catherine Gallagher.
ENGL6111 History Writing in English, 1500-1900

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd assignment (34%), 1x4000wd Essay (66%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
We pose two interdependent questions. First, how and why have English authors from Tudor to Victorian times narrated and analysed historical matters in different literary genres - verse, prose, prose-drama, and verse-drama? Second, how and why have these authors and their audiences deemed such historical writings to be literary or not? To determine the interdependence of these questions we pose a third. What are the literary and historical relations between literature and history?
ENGL6112 Wooing Women in Middle English Romance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Annotated Bibliography (25%), 1x1000wd Discussion Paper (20%), 1x3500wd Research Essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Heroines of medieval romance were not all swooning damsels waiting to be chosen by daring knights. A strong alternative current is the figure of the wooing woman, who used a range of strategies to realise her desires. In this unit students will apply advanced critical methods to readings of wooing women in Middle English romance. Students will reflect upon these readings alongside medieval theories of feminine sexuality and contemporary reconsiderations. Texts include selections from 12th to 15th centuries.
ENGL6113 American Romance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd Seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
'Romance' refers to both a passion and a textual form, and this course will focus upon the passionate American and the forms in which this figure appears in texts ranging from the classic 19th century novel through to 20th century film and music. We will explore the Gothic and Romantic heritage of American culture and the ways in which this adapted to the pressures of realism and modernization as the American imagination ranged from the transcendental to the popular.
ENGL6114 Language and Subject

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course explores twentieth century attempts to understand the relation of language and linguistic meaning to the individual subject. We will consider two traditions: a 'naturalistic' approach centred around Chomsky's 'generative enterprise', and the phenomenological/hermeneutic tradition in Merleau-Ponty and Gadamer. Students will familiarize themselves with various putatively scientific attempts to understand the place of language in the world and will explore some general features of the relation between meaning and experience. No prior acquaintance with these fields is assumed.
ENGL6115 Reading Suburbia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd written assignment (30%), 1x500wd Research essay proposal (10%),1x3500wd Research essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Suburbia is a bad object in Australian literature. Neither city nor bush, suburbs can seem culturally bland zones of consumerist domesticity from which artists and writers want to escape. Yet loathing of suburbia can be mixed with desire. This unit explores various topographies of suburbia in fiction, poetry, non-fiction and film. Why do writers return to suburbia? How do suburbs give shape to settler modernity, or stimulate literary modernism? Is the suburb a national or transnational scene in Australian writing?
ENGL6116 Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x4000wd Research essay (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Geoffrey Chaucer was a courtier, a bureaucrat and a diplomat. He was also a most prolific poet, and was to become arguably the most important literary figure of his age. The fourteenth century was a time of transformation in English language and literature, and Chaucer was a key innovator of the time. In this unit students will consider a sampling of key texts from the period within the context of this shifting landscape.
ENGL6901 Creative Writing: Fiction Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd original written work due mid and end of semester (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students are required to produce written, fictional work throughout the unit for discussion in class.
ENGL6902 Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1xportfolio of 10-12 poems (including drafts) either written from the suggested writing exercises or developed independently (60%), 10x small weekly writing tasks (20%), 1xSeminar participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is a workshop in writing poetry conducted by a distinguished poet. Students are required to produce their own works throughout the unit and these works will provide the basis for constructive discussion aimed at developing different methods of writing.
ENGL6903 Creative Writing: Screenwriting Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd original written work by the end of the semester (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This is a unit in writing film, television and/or theatre scripts taught by an established script writer. Students are required to produce their own work or works throughout the semester. These works will provide the basis for discussion in class.
ENGL6907 Essay (English)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervisory meetings/semester Assessment: 1x6000wd piece of written work (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Permission required from the Department of English Postgraduate Coordinator.
Essay on an approved topic.
ENGL6908 Creative Writing: Supervised Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervisory meetings/semester Prohibitions: ENGL6930, ENGL6935, ENGL6929, ENGL6907 Assessment: To be negotiated with supervisor; normally this will be work deemed equivalent to 1x6000wd Research essay Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will enable approved candidates to pursue an extended creative project under the supervision of an established author, poet, script- or children's-writer. Students will be expected to discuss and plan the project with their supervisor, then submit drafted material to an agreed timetable, and to discuss this drafted material with their supervisor before submitting a revised final draft.
ENGL6913 Critical Contexts for Creative Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Essay (70%), 1x1500wd Seminar Paper (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is a compulsory core unit in the Master of Creative Writing. It complements the other core units by focussing on how creative writing connects with major scholarly and critical debates in literary and cultural theory, focussing in particular on writers, like Susan Sontag, whose work is both creative and theoretical. Indicative topics include: theories of authorship; the history of the book; the ethics and politics of writing; aesthetic hierarchy and value; close and distant reading; form, genre and style; writing, sex and embodiment.
ENGL6914 Research Methods for Creative Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (35%), 1x3000wd Creative Work (50%), 1x1000wd Research Plan (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed to introduce the principles of practice-led research and research-led practice. We will consider what it means to pursue creative writing in an academic environment. It will equip students with the skills necessary to create individual projects and conduct creative research. Seminars will focus on building research skills, formulating individual projects and considering the means and ends of creative research.
ENGL6915 Recovering Meaning: Novel into Film

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Byron Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to explore the issues surrounding the cinematic adaptation of major literary works. Is the adapted text merely secondary and derivative or does it have its own aesthetic authenticity? Should literary aesthetics supervise cinematic texts, or should the filmmaker's first priority be the quality and aesthetic integrity of the film itself? What is a "good" and a "bad" adaptation - or do these categories no longer matter?
ENGL6917 Literary Culture: Sydney

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Creative Project (70%), 1x1500wd Seminar Presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores Sydney as a significant literary city in the context of influential debates on community, cosmopolitanism and the poetics of place. We will read key Sydney texts and explore Sydney's major cultural institutions and events, including the Sydney Writers Festival. Students will produce their own creative project in response to Sydney and its storied locales.
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Assessment: Research and writing towards a 12000 word dissertation (100%) to be completed in ENGL6930 Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a 12000 word dissertation. Candidates must formulate a topic and seek permission for enrolment from the Postgraduate Coordinator. Approval is subject to availability of appropriate supervision by an academic staff member. Must be followed by enrolment in ENGL6930.
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervised meetings/semester Prerequisites: ENGL6929 Assessment: Completion and submission of a 12000 word dissertation (100%) following on from ENGL6929 Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a 12000 word dissertation. Candidates must formulate a topic and seek permission for enrolment in the preceding unit, ENGL6929, from the Postgraduate Coordinator. Approval is subject to availability of appropriate supervision by an academic staff member.
ENGL6933 Twentieth Century Confessional Writing

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Barry Spurr Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wide reading in the poetry of Robert Lowell, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes will be set in the contexts of twentieth-century 'confessional' writing and the literary-critical issues which it raises: for example, how are readers able to relate to (and evaluate) this intensely personal material? Is it only personal and 'confessional'? Differences between the poets' approaches to confessional writing will also be discussed.
Textbooks
'The Norton Anthology of Poetry', 5th edition
ENGL6935 Research Essay

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd piece of written work (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit of study students will workshop, plan and execute their own research based project. They will participate in a series of specialised research seminars in which they will integrate their previous learning with research skills. This will culminate in a project that engages with the current state of the field while reflecting on their encounter with the discipline.
ENGL6936 Writers at Work: Fiction

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Four major contemporary Australian writers of fiction (to be announced) take participants through the process of composition of their recent works, sharing their techniques and their philosophies of writing.
ENGL6937 Major Movements in Contemporary Prose

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to the rationale, principles and techniques of a selection of four major movements in contemporary prose (largely but not exclusively fiction), the particular movements in any one semester being dependent upon the expertise of the staff available. Sample components: the postmodern novel; ecritures feminines; magic realism; metafiction; contemporary realism; narrative non-fiction; ficto-criticism; the feminist detective; contemporary Australians; cyberfiction; life writing. Each movement is taught by way of two exemplary texts, one Australian and one drawn from other writing in the English language.
ENGL6940 English Exchange 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ENGL6941 English Exchange 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ENGL6942 English Exchange 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ENGL6943 English Exchange 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ENGL6944 Writers at Work: Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd Seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Four major contemporary Australian writers of poetry (to be announced) take participants through the process of composition of their recent works, sharing their techniques and their philosophies of writing.
ENGL6945 Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4500wd Essay and annotated bibliography (75%), 1x1500wd Seminar presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the rationale, principles and techniques of a selection of four major movements in contemporary poetry. The particular movements introduced in any one year may be determined by the expertise of staff available. Each movement is taught by way of two exemplary texts, one Australian and one drawn from other writing in the English language.
ENGL6946 Writing in Professional Contexts A

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd analysis of workplace document (30%), 1x2000wd case study (30%), 1x2000wd employment search project (30%), participation in online discussion on Blackboard (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to a range of professional writing tasks and to the specific requirements of each genre. Students will learn to produce effective writing in professional contexts and to analyse, edit, and evaluate their own writing and the writing of others. Topics include navigating workplace writing genres, managing the relationship between writer and reader, and negotiating outcomes in specific workplace contexts.
ENGL6948 American Author, American Auteur

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Kelly Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will study continuities in American film and literature through intensive analysis of representative novelists and filmmakers. We will be considering the question of aesthetic authority in relation to literature and cinema, the creative role of the author and the auteur in the production of the literary or cinematic work of art, and the role of literature and film in cultural self-reflection, especially in relation to two enduring themes of American self-consciousness, the quest and original sin.
ENGL6960 The Cold War

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates the Cold War through a representative sample of literary and cinematic works. In the course of the unit we investigate the shifting and shifty geopolitics of the postcolonial period, national and international cultures of paranoia, questions of ideology, gender, nationality, truth and love. We also explore the absurdly humorous possibilities activated by the war that may well be thawing out. The unit suggests that the imaginative representation of the Cold War has significantly altered public perceptions of the war and government approaches to manipulating those perceptions.
ENGL6962 Writing in Professional Contexts B

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x1000wd written texts (40%), 2x1500wd Oral Presentations (40%), 1x1000wd online reflective journal (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce practical resources for writing, developing, and delivering various types of presentations in workplace contexts. Students will develop practical skills in analysing how print, visual, and oral texts work together to achieve effective professional presentations. We will focus on writing, editing, presenting, and evaluating texts, including how to convert written texts into Oral Presentations.
ENGL6967 Literary Theory and Critical Practice

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Will Christie Session: Summer Main Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
While concentrating on recent developments in literary theory and critical practice -psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, feminism, poststructuralism (deconstruction), New Historicism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies - this unit also considers these developments in the context of the much older humanist traditions (from Aristotle to F R Leavis) that they challenge and seek to revise.
Textbooks
'The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism'
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: It is recommended that students also enrol in ENGL6903
Four contemporary Australian screenwriters are highlighted, each presenting three 2-hour sessions. In the first session, a film scripted by the writer will be shown. In the second and third, the screenwriter will explain the genesis of the film, the process of writing it, and the triumphs and tribulations of transferring the script to the screen. In some of the sessions, a key figure associated with the production, e.g. the producer, director, or a lead actor may be present for the students to question.
ENGL6970 Reading Magazines

Credit points: 6 Session: Summer Early Classes: Intensive mode Assessment: 1x2000wd Critical analysis of a magazine (40%), 2x 1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Critical analysis of a magazine (40%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Cross-listed for Master of Publishing students.
This unit celebrates magazines as an important but often over-looked part of Australian print and digital culture. Starting with an overview of the history of print culture in Australia and the role of iconic magazines like the Bulletin and Women's Weekly in constructing literary and popular culture, we then examine a cross-section of publications from 'little' literary magazines to fashion, gossip, sports, special-interest, custom and online magazines.
ENGL6982 Shakespeare and Modernity

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Penny Gay, Drs Liam Semler and Kate Flaherty Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Assessment: 4000 word essay Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores selected works of Shakespeare in the historical context of the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides an introduction to the modern Shakespeare industry with particular focus on recent developments in theatrical performance, film, and other adaptations, and theoretical approaches. Detailed attention will be paid to both the texts of the plays and to their modern manifestations.
Textbooks
A selection of Shakespeare texts, to be announced
ENGL6984 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd Creative non-fiction story (40%), 1x2000wd Exegesis/critical reflection (40%), 4x 500wd Participation & in-class writing (20%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of creative non-fiction: a diverse genre that can include travel, memoir, biography, personal Essays, and historical, medical, investigative, or literary narrative. The unit provides a scholarly framework to creative non-fiction writing and the work of writers such as Essayists and narrative journalists. In addition to the content provided by the co-ordinators, three major contemporary non-fiction writers take participants through the process of composition of their recent works.
ENGL6985 Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Huw Griffiths Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x4000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit explores important works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the contexts of late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century England. The unit will analyse the texts and authors in relation to one another to uncover key discourses of the period relating to politics, humanism, drama, poetry, gender and genre. Students will gain valuable insights into the literary and cultural richness of the period and come to a deeper understanding of Shakespeare's relevance and significance in his day.
ENGL6986 Advanced Workshop: Poetry

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6902 Assessment: 15x poems (60%), 5x assessment tasks (15%), 1x1500wd Essay (20%), Seminar participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of writing poetry, and who wish to work on a large portfolio of poems which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition. In the seminars, students will use this portfolio to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6987 Advanced Workshop: Novel

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6901 Assessment: 1x2000wd report (10%), 2x5000wd creative fiction pieces (2x45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of writing creative fiction, and who wish to work on a large piece of fiction which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition (at least 40,000 words in length). In the seminars, students will use this piece of work to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6988 Advanced Workshop: Screenwriting

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ENGL6903 Assessment: 2x6000wd screenwriting exercises (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is designed for students who have already begun the practice of scriptwriting, and who wish to work on a large script for stage, television or screen, which has been developed to an advanced stage of composition. In the seminars, students will use this piece of work to refine and develop their writing style and technique in dialogue with the seminar leader.
ENGL6991 Aust Lit and the Canonical Imaginary

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x6000wd Essay based on critical analysis of selected texts (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines a selection of Australian works that have - or have not - achieved the status of 'classics'. It will explore both theoretically and historically the processes of literary canon formation and the economy of literary prestige, developing techniques of close reading while also attending to the wider social contexts of reception and reputation-making both nationally and internationally.
EUST6902 Supervised Reading Course 1

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Candidates should consult the postgraduate coordinator about their individual program prior to enrolment.
EUST6903 Supervised Reading Course 2

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd research essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Candidates should consult the postgraduate coordinator about their individual program prior to enrolment.
EUST6904 Dissertation Part A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan 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 12000-15000wd in length (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12-15000 words on an approved topic in the field of European Studies, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Candidates should consult the postgraduate coordinator for the European Studies program prior to enrolment in order to formulate a topic.
EUST6905 Dissertation Part B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 day induction week 2 or 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: EUST6904 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000-15000wd in length (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 12-15000 words on an approved topic, written under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
EUST7010 European Language Acquisition 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to begin or improve proficiency in a European language so as to deepen their understanding of the culture and society involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and it's sociocultural context will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized. Students who are studying an area cognate with a European language are especially encouraged to take this unit.
EUST7011 European Language Acquisition 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This follow-on unit gives students an opportunity to improve proficiency in a European language so as to deepen understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills. In addition, analysis of the structure of the language and it's sociocultural context will enhance knowledge and understanding of the society in which the language is utilized. Students undertaking postgraduate studies in an area that is cognate with a European language would be especially encouraged to take this unit.
EUST7012 European Language Acquisition 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to achieve or improve proficiency in a European language and to deepen their understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in the four areas of acquisition. 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 utilized.
EUST7013 European Language Acquisition 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Assessment: quizzes and writing assignments (equivalent to 2500wds) (60%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 2000wds) (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit gives students an opportunity to achieve or improve proficiency in a European language and to deepen their understanding of the cultures and societies involved. Students will develop comprehensive linguistic skills in the four areas of acquisition. 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 utilized.
FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Early Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: mid semester-test (20%), major assignment (25%), and final examination (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts in corporate finance and capital markets. It is designed to equip students to undertake further studies in finance. After reviewing some very basic ideas in finance and financial mathematics, the unit provides an introduction to the valuation of equity and debt securities and companies. The unit then examines issues related to pricing in capital markets and ends with a discussion of theory and practice related to capital structure and dividend policy.
FINC6000 Quantitative Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability. Prohibitions: FINC5002 Assumed knowledge: This unit requires students to have some background in calculus, matrices, statistics and probability. Assessment: mid-term exam (20%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The principle objective of this unit is to provide students with an introductory treatment of quantitative finance. Students are exposed to the following key areas: consumption-based models; utility theory and mean-variance utility; choice under uncertainty; stochastic dominance; state-preference theory; theory of portfolio selection; risk neutral pricing; CAPM and arbitrage pricing theory (APT). Related mathematical tools are also covered. A selection of special topics on practising financial theory in real life valuation or competition are also discussed.
FINC6001 Intermediate Corporate Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Class test (30%), practical exercises (10%), revision quiz (10%) and final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit extends some of the fundamental concepts introduced in FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, and develops a rigorous framework for the analysis and understanding of key aspects of corporate financial decision making. Fundamental concepts in corporate finance are extended to more complex settings. The unit examines more advanced approaches to asset pricing and capital budgeting. New topics are covered in relation to derivative securities and real options applications in capital budgeting. The issues of the cost of capital, corporate capital structure, and corporate dividend policy, are extended to cover the interaction of corporate and personal taxation, agency problems, and information signalling.
FINC6003 Broking and Market Making

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-semester exam (15%), class participation (5%), multiple choice question construction (5%), individual article annotation (10%), major assignment (20%), and final exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Brokers and market makers play a critical role in the operation of capital markets. This unit firstly provides an overview of capital markets around the globe and an outline of the financial product types available. It then addresses the functions of brokers and market makers, how their performance is evaluated, how they help to make markets more efficient and when their actions lower market quality. The ever changing role of brokers and market makers in a changing financial landscape is examined using academic research literature that focuses on issues that are important to these financial intermediaries. The unit emphasises theory and empirical literature dealing with price formation, information dissemination and trading in limit order book markets, which are becoming the market design of choice. The unit also explores in detail the recent phenomena of market fragmentation and high frequency trading.
FINC6005 Advanced Asset Pricing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: 2 x In class test (2x15%), assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Only students with strong quantitative/mathematical skills should attempt this course
This unit covers the fundamentals of asset pricing and valuation, under equilibrium conditions and under no-arbitrage restrictions. It reviews the main themes in modern asset pricing, and introduce ideas of importance to the evolution of the discipline, and consequently of relevance to a practitioner's long term perspective. The unit emphasises quantitative methods, so students are required to have fairly strong mathematical skills. Nevertheless, the mathematical tools needed in the unit are adequately reviewed.
FINC6009 Portfolio Theory and its Applications

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 or FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: In class test (15%), individual assignment (15%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit covers several aspects of modern/post modern portfolio theory.An introduction to mathematical optimisation techniques in the presence of uncertainty is covered and results from modern portfolio theory to the Capital Asset Pricing Model derived. The unit also examines other popular models such as the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Black-Litterman Model and concludes with some topical examples from industry. There is a degree of mathematical sophistication associated with this unit and consequently students should be comfortable with a mathematical approach. However, the required mathematical tools are covered in the unit.
FINC6010 Derivative Securities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: applied project: group assignment (10%), assignment presentation (5%), mid-semester test (25%), and final examination (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to the rapidly-growing area of options, futures and swaps. These securities are derived from fundamental securities such as equities and bonds. The unit examines the nature of each of type of derivative security before a thorough treatment of the pricing and use of these securities for investment management and risk management purposes.
FINC6013 International Business Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Intra-semester test 1 (15%), intra-semester test 2 (15%), group project (20%), and final examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In our highly globalised and integrated world economy, understanding international dimensions of financial management is essential for businesses. This unit provides a greater understanding of the fundamental concepts and the tools necessary for effective financial decision making by business enterprises, within a global setting.
FINC6015 Global Trading

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-semester exam (30%), 2x group assignments (2x10%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Global Trading is concerned with the processes which turn orders into trades in securities markets, and the forces which mould and effect both order flow and order execution. This unit is an introduction to fundamental market design and structure ideas. The increased worldwide emphasis on capital markets and stock exchanges have brought the market microstructure specialisation of financial economics into the limelight. Global Trading will provide insights into how we with the help of securities market microstructure can gain a better understanding of today's global financial markets; to be able to make better financing and investment decisions, to understand when, where and how to transact in financial instruments and how to make better use of the ever increasing flow of market information. As we increase our intuitive familiarity with today's diverse financial markets we are able to develop successful trading strategies in different instruments and across many markets, today and in the future.
FINC6016 Financial Instruments and Markets

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Assessment: 2x mid-term exams (2x15%), assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides students with an introduction to Australian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry. The main markets evaluated include the equity, money, bond, futures, options, and foreign exchange markets. The relationship between the economic environment and these markets is examined.
FINC6017 Mergers and Acquisitions

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Prohibitions: ACCT6011 Assessment: Mid semester exam (20%), group project (30%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Mergers and acquisitions have become perhaps the most important activity of investment banks today. They provide a fundamental way for businesses to secure growth. To analyse mergers and acquisitions, most tools from modern financial economics are needed. The unit commences with a review of how existing businesses are valued, continues with an analysis of capital structure decisions, considers management incentives and examines issues in corporate control. It then examines the motives for mergers and acquisitions. Some acquisitions are motivated by value improvements created by correcting incentive problems, some acquisitions however are motivated by bad incentives that decrease value.
FINC6019 Financial Modelling

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5002 or FINC6000 Assessment: In class test (15%), assignment (25%), essay (10%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
It is important for practitioners of finance, at all levels, to be able to evaluate the applicability of a range of models for a given problem and to effectively implement and use the model that is selected. This unit presents methods for model design, implementation and evaluation in the context three fundamental financial models; the discounted cash flow valuation model, the portfolio selection model and the options pricing models. Spreadsheet engineering methods for designing, building, and testing spreadsheet models and for performing model-based analysis are presented. There is a concise coverage of optimization, sensitivity analysis and simulation featuring a strong spreadsheet orientation and a modelling emphasis.
FINC6021 Corporate Valuation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: lab work (5%), group assignment (30%), reflective journal (5%), and final 3hr exam (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit applies all aspects of finance theory to the general problem of valuing companies and other financial assets. This requires a synthesis of the fundamental concepts of present value, cost of capital, security valuation, asset pricing models, optimal capital structures, derivative pricing and some related accounting concepts. The unit aims to reach a level of practical application that allows students to understand both the theoretical frameworks and institutional conventions of real world corporate valuations. Basic valuation concepts from accounting are reconciled with the finance theory on which firm value ultimately stands. Students are asked to make extensive use of Excel or similar software in valuation exercises.
FINC6022 Behavioural Finance

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: mid-term exam (30%), group assignment (20%), and final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Behavioural finance examines how individual financial decision making and behaviour affect outcomes in financial markets. The unit begins with a review of the foundations of efficient markets, and then draws comparisons between the efficient ('economically rational') market and the less understood but possibly more realistic behavioural ('partially rational' or 'irrational') understanding of markets. The philosophy of the unit is that both viewpoints have advantages and each adds something new to our understanding of investor behaviour, both at the level of individual traders and at the level of the market interpreted as a mechanism for aggregating opinion and attitudes to risk.
FINC6023 Financial Risk Management

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x 3hr seminar per week Prerequisites: FINC5001 Assessment: Lab exercises (20%), group project (20%), mid semester exam (20%), and final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Risk is an integral part of financial decisions. Following the rapid evolution of the discipline of financial risk management, analysts must be prepared to access the level of risk in the marketplace. This unit explores the basic concepts of modelling, measuring and managing financial risks within the regulatory framework. Topics covered include market risk (value-at-risk and expected loss), credit risk (single name, portfolio, ratings and market based models, credit derivatives), liquidity risk and operational risk. To overcome the rather quantitative nature of the topics, the unit relies heavily on practical based lab exercises with emphasis on simulations, real life examples and case studies.
FASS7001 Academic English for Postgraduates

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1x500wd Annotated Bibliography (15%), 1x2500wd Reflection Journal (25%), 1xSeminar Presentation (25%), Seminar Participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective is designed for International postgraduates who are new to study in an English language university. It supports the development of study, research, and critical thinking abilities, spoken English and academic language. Knowledge acquired in this unit will strengthen written and spoken English to help meet the standards necessary for successful completion of FASS Masters by coursework degrees. It is recommended that this elective be taken during the first semester.
FASS7002 Critical Thinking & Persuasive Writing

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Weekly lectures and seminars as scheduled in the unit of study outline Assessment: 1x1500wd Essay (35%), 1x500wd Critical Review (20%), Seminar Presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Reflection Journal (20%), Seminar Participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This elective supports development of skills in critical analysis, writing in different genres, research, presentation, and developing individual scholarly 'voice'. While valuable for all commencing postgraduates, it is of particular benefit to those returning to academia after an extended break, or for International students wishing to orient themselves to local standards of practice for academic communication. This unit is structured to have additional seminars and lectures early in the semester and fewer later in the semester so students have the opportunity to apply new skills to all their coursework. The unit is ideally taken in the first semester of study.
FASS7003 Group Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Meetings/discussions with group members and/or academic staff as required. Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: 1x6000wd Group Project (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The group project allows students to apply discipline specific knowledge and professional, strategic and leadership skills to a real-world scenario.
FASS7004 Industry Internship

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Internship of 20 days Prerequisites: 48 credit points Prohibitions: FASS7003 Assessment: 1xWorkplace Supervisor's Report (30%), 1x2000wd Project Journal (30%), 1x2500wd Internship Report (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The internship is a project-based industry placement of 20 days minimum in an appropriate organisation in Sydney, elsewhere in Australia or overseas. Internships invite critical reflection on concepts learned during the coursework component of their Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate degree. Internships also foster the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills (including strategic skills) and greatly enhance students' employment prospects. Projects are supervised by a professional from the host institution.