Unit descriptions S - Z

SANS5901 Sanskrit for Postgraduates 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Allon Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: SANS1001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 3hr exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Sanskrit is an important canonical language of Buddhism and was the most widely used language in India for philosophy and religion up until modern times. This unit provides an introduction to the language. Emphasis will be given to understanding the basic grammatical structures and Devanagari script and to understanding the place of Sanskrit within Indian culture and Buddhist tradition. There will be exercises in translation from Sanskrit to English and English to Sanskrit.
SANS5902 Sanskrit for Postgraduates 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Allon Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: SANS5901 Prohibitions: SANS1002 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides an extension to work completed in SANS5901. By the end of the unit, students will have an understanding of the grammar required for reading simple Sanskrit texts.
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Gill Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prohibitions: SCLG3003 Assessment: 1500wd paper (25%) and 1500wd oral presentation (25%) and 3000wd research proposal (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit of study provides a comprehensive lecture program that covers the research process, from the selection of a topic through to data analysis and the interpretation of results. Students will engage in debates about the philosophical basis of social research, and will undertake exercises designed to enhance their skills in conducting research. For the primary assessment, students will select a topic and develop a research proposal, suitable for submission to a funding agency, or for a Masters or PhD thesis.
SCLG6903 New Debates in Social Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Karl Maton Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2400wd research essay (40%) and 2400wd research essay (40%) and 1200wd equivalent online presentations and discussion (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit explores a series of issues of controversy and debate in social theory. These include debates over: the information age; new information and communication technologies; the new capitalism and changing work practices; the cultural sphere; new forms of power and surveillance; shifting claims to insight in knowledge societies; the role of education in social inequality; the bases of making knowledge claims; and globalisation. The unit involves both face-to-face seminars and online discussions.
SCLG6905 Independent Study and Report

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meeting weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: 5000-7000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing of a long essay, on an approved topic of the candidate's own choice, under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
SCLG6906 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Assessment: research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000-15000 words in length Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit must be taken with SCLG6907
Research and writing for a dissertation, on an approved topic of the candidate's own choice, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. To be completed in SCLG6907 during the following semester i.e., candidates must enrol in both units of study.
SCLG6907 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Corequisites: SCLG6906 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000-15000 words in length Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion of research and writing for a dissertation on an approved topic of the candidate's own choice, under the supervision of an academic member of staff.
SCWK6910 Working with Communities

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Margot Rawsthorne Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x750wd blog postings (35%); 1x4000wd practice essay (45%); and class participation (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Education and Social Work
Working with communities is a key policy and practice priority for government and non-government agencies in Australia. This unit will critically examine the current policy frameworks informing work with communities as well as current practice models of community development and community engagement. The unit seeks to explore the why and how of work with communities. It will draw on an emerging Australian body of research about working with communities as well as drawing on experiences in the United Kingdom and the United States. This unit is suitable for practitioners seeking to work more effectively with communities.
SCWK6948 Social Policy Frameworks

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Sue Goodwin Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr seminar/week - evening Assessment: 1x2000wd essay proposal and presentation (40%); 1x4000wd major essay (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Evening Faculty: Education and Social Work
This unit aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the key institutional components of the Australian welfare system and the key issues and debates associated with the theory and practice of contemporary social policy. The target audience for this unit includes participants from a diverse range of organisations involved in human service provision. All human service work takes place in the context of social policy: social policy provides the mandate and the resources for human service work, and the activities of workers are extensively defined and shaped by social policy. In turn, human service workers are increasingly involved in the shaping of policy, or policy action. The rationale for this unit is to provide an opportunity for students to develop an advanced understanding of social policy frameworks in order to inform policy action.
SCWK6949 Global Social Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ruth Phillips Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr seminar/week - evening Assessment: tutorial presentation and paper (40%); global social policy research exercise (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Evening Faculty: Education and Social Work
There is a well-established scholarship and governmental interest in both the impact of globalisation on social policy and the emergence of what is increasingly termed 'global social policy' which is a direct response to global social problems. It is a field that is growing in the areas of social policy and social work research and practice and can be clearly linked to increased employment opportunities for social workers and social policy graduates in the international/global arena. A key perspective of this unit of study is from non-government organisations' participation in the development of a global civil society and their contribution to global social policy. It also examines the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and how NGOs have contributed to both the ambitions of the goals as well as the outcomes for different countries. This unit provides opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and knowledge of core global concerns such as poverty, health, education, environment, NGO corporate engagement and gender equality and make links to the vital role of NGOs in these areas.
TRNS6903 Advanced Practical Translation

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wei Wang Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2-hr seminars/week Assessment: weekly assignments (equivalent to 5000wds in English) (30%), 1xgroup project (equivalent to 2000wds in English) (20%), 1xreflective essay (equivalent to 2000wds in English) (10%), 1xportfolio presentation and interview (10%), 1x2hr exam (equivalent to 500wds in English) (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Practice in translating longer and more complex texts, such as contracts, reports, technical and scientific papers, manuals, financial documents, and political speeches. Half of the class hours will be devoted to translation from English to LOTE, and half from LOTE to English. The final examination in translation will be set and marked to NAATI accreditation standards.
TRNS6905 Translation Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wei Wang Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd portfolio of evidence of contributions to a group project, including individual draft translations (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A translator's work involves many tasks beyond linguistic translation: negotiating with clients, defining the translation's scope, research domain-specific knowledge and terminology, project management, and collaborating with texters, web-designers and proof-readers. This unit sees a translation project (simulated or real) through from start to finish - from project acquisition to publication. Translation projects will differ each year, will be conducted on a group basis, and may be from English into LOTE or vice versa.
TRNS6910 Translation Fieldwork

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Wei Wang Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1xportfolio of evidence of communication and translation on a translation commission, including draft translation (equivalent to 5000wds) (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit students in the Master of Translation Studies will be required to complete 75 hours of fieldwork by working on a translation commission. Students will liaise directly with the commissioning clients to determine the timeline for completion, presentation of the end product and any market-specific constraints that might introduce substantive differences between original and translation. Successful completion of the unit will be determined not only by the quality of translation product, but also satisfaction of client guidelines.
USSC6903 US Foreign and National Security Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Lockyer Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr class/week Assessment: class participation (10%), 1x3000wd essay (45%) and 1x2hr exam (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Other
This unit will examine US foreign and security policy formulation and implementation throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It will consider US military policy, foreign economic policy, foreign energy and resource policy, policy on human rights and democracy overseas, and US responses to the proliferation of WMD and trans-national terrorism. The unit will conclude by examining US foreign and defence policy in the aftermath of 9/11, the Iraq War, and other contemporary security challenges facing the US.
USSC6920 US Media: Politics, Culture, Technology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: John Barron Session: Winter Main Classes: Please consult Dept for class schedule Assessment: Oral presentations (500 words) (15%), 3x online tasks (1500 words) (3x15%), 1x3000wd research paper (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Other
This Unit will focus on media coverage of political campaigns and politics in America. It will look at the role of the media in American society in shaping debates and also the power of the American media globally. The impact of the internet on American journalism will be discussed as will the future of the media.
WMST6902 Arguing the Point

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ruth Barcan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1500wd outline/literature review (20%), 1x500wd in-class presentation (10%) and 1x4000wd thesis chapter (70%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This core unit of study aims to develop scholarly skills of research, writing and argumentation. Through the study of different examples of academic research, we will carefully draw out why and how certain research and argumentation strategies are privileged in different texts. We will also closely examine different genres of academic writing and different modes of research (including empirical research). The unit will encourage students to develop their own argumentation skills and research practices.
WMST6903 Gender, Media and Consumer Societies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jane Park Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines theories of consumption in regards to cultural and media products and practices. From the basis of sociology, cultural studies and gender theories, we will critically analyse different forms of belonging and identity that are created through these practices. We will also pay close attention to the critiques of globalisation and consumption, theories of the 'citizen consumer' and the realities of geo-political and economic inequalities that underpin many forms of consumption. The unit focuses on theories of culture, media and consumption, principally through the analyses of case studies.
WMST6904 Modernism, Modernity and Modern Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Catherine Driscoll Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x seminar presentations, written + oral (30%) and 1x5000wd final research paper, developed from a presentation (70%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) Day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
This unit examines ideas about the modern and modernity as they continue to impact on contemporary cultural analysis. Beginning with post-Enlightenment philosophy, we will consider a range of roughly twentieth-century ideas we have come to identify with 'modernity', 'modernism' and 'postmodernism'. The unit focuses on how these concepts are used in a wide range of academic disciplines and other cultural fields, including popular culture, media, practices of museums and galleries, literature, philosophy, and the social sciences.
WMST6922 Dissertation Part 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Corequisites: WMST6902 Assessment: research and writing towards a dissertation of 12000 words on an approved topic, to be completed in WMST6923 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Research and writing towards a dissertation of 12,000 words on an approved topic, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Prospective candidates should consult the postgraduate coordinator prior to enrolment, in order to formulate a topic.
WMST6923 Dissertation Part 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 4x1-2hr supervision meetings weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 Prerequisites: WMST6922 Assessment: completion and submission of a dissertation of 12000 words, following satisfactory progress in WMST6922 Campus: Camperdown/Darlington Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Completion and submission of a dissertation of 12,000 words.