European Studies Descriptions

European Studies

Major

A major in European Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in European Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000-level units of study

Core
EUST1001 European Identity in the 21st Century

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment 1 (20%), 1x1500wd assignment 2 (30%), 10x1000wd total discussion boards (25%), 2x1000wd total quizzes (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is the world's most progressive supranational power. In this unit we discuss contemporary Europe, focusing on the regions and ethno-national identities. We look at the EU and the socio-cultural and political forces both holding it together and pulling it apart. We study contemporary materials including films and novels in order to enter into the realities of life in Europe now. No language other than English is required.
EUST1002 Civil Society in Contemporary Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (25%), 2x375wd quizzes (20%), 10x125wd equivalent discussion boards (20%), 1x1500wd essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Over the past two decades the face of Europe has changed dramatically. In this unit we examine the new ways in which European nations and the European Union negotiate issues of co-operation and co-existence, focusing on aspects of civil society, social change and cultural diversity. Case studies include the implications of Brexit, the re-emergence of the far right, immigration and multiculturalism, generational change, and other latest developments in Europe.

2000-level units of study

EUST2005 Institutions of the European Union

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd presentation and written copy (20%), 1x4000wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The European Union is currently the world's largest economy and a major player on the international stage in humanitarian policies. It is also the world's most complex supranational political organisation consisting of 28 nation-states, each with its distinct culture, political life and social reality. This unit explores the European Union through the study of its integration processes, bodies of governance, and the main policies instituted over the last seven decades with the ultimate goal of a European federation.
EUST2010 Migrations and Asylum in the EU

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd group class presentation (20%), 1x1000wd group case study report (15%), 1x1500wd media analysis (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will focus on mobilities, migrations and political asylum in the European Union. It will consider both intra-EU migrations and migrations to and from the EU and associated countries, as well as the increasingly vexed issue of political asylum. The unit will study the impacts of skilled mobilities, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, language and religion in migration patterns, as well as the impact of internal and external geopolitical tensions such as East/West divides, wars and terrorism.
EUST2020 Screening Europe: After 1989

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Table A Assessment: 1x1000wd Assignment (30%), 1x1000wd Class presentation (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Cinema was born on the eve of a century of conflict in Europe. Celebrated as an avant-garde art form, it was also used for political propaganda and popular entertainment during the 20th century. Most recently European cinema has taken on another function, contributing to the creation of modern European identities through critical self-representation. This unit focuses on a range of recent films in order to study social and cultural change in the new Europe of the past two decades.
EUST2111 Europe: Regionalism and Identity

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x 2hr lecture-seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A Prohibitions: EUST2612 Assessment: 2x 2500wd Essays (80%), 2x 500wd Essay Plans (10%), Class Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce you to the nature of regional identities in Europe and the role of regional institutions within the EU and the individual nation-states. It examines regionalism and nationalism at levels below the nation-state and considers the relationships between central and regional powers in case studies.
EUST2112 Eurovision: Re-visioning Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1 x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 junior credit points Assessment: 1x 1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x 1000wd report (20%), 1x 3500wd essay (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 as a for-television event, designed to foster cultural diplomacy and peace in Europe. Today, it is watched by over 200 million people and even Australia is in on the act. Beyond its Euro-pop veneer, however, Eurovision has become a vehicle of soft power in Europe and a barometer of its political crises. In this unit, we examine the political and cultural history of Eurovision, and explore why it is so attractive to Australians.
EUST2113 Modern Mediterranean Identities

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/wk, 1x1hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in one of the following; European Studies, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek, Jewish Thought and Civilisation, Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Arabic Language and Cultures. Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent Presentation (20%), 1x1500wd Assignment (25%), 1x Participation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Mediterranean is more than a geographical region. It is a complex set of interconnected geo-political and cultural sites and identities, between east and west, belonging both to the north and south, stretching into the hinterlands of Western and South-Eastern Europe, including the Balkans and the Black Sea, the Middle-Eastern littoral and Northern Africa along with islands such as Cyprus, Malta, Corsica and Majorca. In this unit we explore the historical, cultural and contemporary geo-political encounters around the Mediterranean, as a place of long-term occupation by indigenous peoples, as well as of migration flows and of modern-day mass tourism.
EUST2601 European Encounters

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at1000level in European Studies or a European or Middle-Eastern language Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment (20%), 2x250wd quizzes (20%), 10x100wd discussion boards (20%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
European writers and intellectuals have reflected critically on their own values, attitudes, customs and cultures through comparison with other cultures and societies since the Enlightenment. This long history has
resulted in profound reconsiderations of the concept of Europe and its civilization. The aim of European Encounters is to consider the ways in which Europeans have questioned their own value-systems through
literary and intellectual encounters with other nations, cultures and civilizations since the beginnings of modernity.
EUST2606 Europe and the Balkans

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Peter Morgan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in at least one of the following subject areas: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies, English, Government, History, Political Economy, Sociology, Media and Communication Assessment: 1x1500wd critical analysis (30%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe and the Balkans focuses on the development of the Balkans as a geo-political space in the broader context of Europe. The unit begins with a critical overview of the terms and definitions used for this part of South-Eastern Europe, and continues with detailed analysis of individual cultural, social and political identities, particularly in the 20th century. Literature and film are used as the primary means of understanding the main issues determining ethnic and national identities.
EUST2611 European and Middle Eastern Myth and Legend

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr online/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from (European Studies, International and Global Studies, Sociology, Arabic Language and Cultures, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Spanish, Latin American Studies, GOVT1104, GOVT1105, GOVT1202, ENGL1009, ENGL1026, ENGL1011, HSTY1045, HSTY1032 or HSTY1044) Assessment: 2x2000wd Essays (66%) and 1x1000wd presentation (34%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces some major myths and legends that constitute the foundations of Western European and Middle Eastern cultures. We consider how legends such as the Grail have evolved cross-culturally from the earliest times to the present day, with recent manifestations like the Da Vinci Code. We also examine the transformation of mythical archetypes such as the Quest (seen also in the voyages of Odysseus and Sindbad) and binary pairs (for instance in Ancient Greek and Arabic myth).
EUST2613 Romanticism and Revolution

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Françoise Grauby Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: At least 18 junior credit points from Table A of which 12 credit points are from one subject area or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 2x2000wd essays (2x45%), 1x500wd class presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine the impact of the Romantic Movement across Europe by examining the historical and cultural connections between three European countries (Germany, England and France) during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will consider the different national contexts separately, look at their influence on each other and at the influence of Romantic thought throughout European society, identifying ways in which Romantic ideas and values revolutionised social, cultural and aesthetic ideas, transformed worldviews and shaped the future of Europe.
FRNC2630 Diversity in the French Speaking World

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 26 hours online instruction and activities per semester Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in any of French Studies, European Studies, International and Global Studies Prohibitions: FRNC1631 OR FRNC2625 OR FRNC2627 Assessment: 7x100wd discussion board posts (14%), 4x200wd journal reflections (12%), 1x1200wd mini research project (20%), 1x2400wd major research project (40%), 1x oral presentation (10mins, equivalent to 900wds)(14%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit taught completely in English complements your French language studies, offering an overview of the cultural diversity in the French-speaking world. You will acquire the foundations of Francophone culture through modules designed around themes such as popular culture; race, gender and identity in the French diaspora; politics; history; literature; cinema; contemporary French society.
GRMN2633 Topics in German Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Germanic Studies Prohibitions: GRMN2455 Assessment: 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1500wd written tutorial paper (25%), 1x1500wd class presentation (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will explore German film from the perspectives of film theory and historical culture. Discussions will situate films within the German political and cultural context of their time and study them from the perspective of contemporary cross-cultural critique. The unit may concentrate on the works of a specific director, a period or a genre, or deal with key social and political issues within a selection of German films.
Textbooks
German film course pack to be purchased from the University Copy Centre
JCTC2100 Expulsion and Renewal: Medieval Jews

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Jewish Civilisation - Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew or 12 credit points at 1000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 2500wd research essay (40%), 1x 500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x 500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), x class participation (10%), 1x 1hr exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the story of Jews under Muslim and Christian rule in Europe, including Christian antisemitism, anti-Jewish decrees, expulsions, the Crusades and the expulsion from Spain. It further explores new centres of Jewish life, especially in Eastern Europe, namely Poland, and concludes with the dawn of emancipation and the re-establishment of Jewish communities in the Netherlands and England.
ITLN2001 Introduction to Italian Culture (Online)

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online unit - 26 online hours Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in any Table A subject area of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies. Assessment: 5x 200wds online discussion (20%), 1x 1000wd online test (20%), 1x 2500wd project (essay or case study) (40%), 1x 1500wd project presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit is a broad-based introduction to the culture and society of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will study major cultural, social and political trends, events, debates and personalities which help place aspects of Italian culture in their historical perspective through fiction, films, essays, newspaper articles, and television. The sources and meanings of national symbols, monuments, myths and manifestoes are also explored.
RLST2624 The Birth of Christianity

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studies in Religion or 6 credit points at 1000 level in in Studies in Religion and 6 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History Prohibitions: RLST2024 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit discusses the textual, archaeological and socio-cultural evidence for the origins of Christianity; with a particular purpose to analyse how cults centred on the charismatic figure of Jesus of Nazareth led to the construction of such a powerful religious tradition. Tensions within that emergent tradition will be considered, and especially its struggle towards self-identity with both Judaism and the Greco-Roman world.
SPAN2631 Cultural and Social Change in Spain

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points from Spanish and Latin American Studies Assessment: Seminar participation (5%), 1xOral Presentation in a small group (equivalent to 1000wds) and 1x1000wd individual written memorandum on research for the presentation (20%), 1x1hr Mid-semester in-class test (25%), 1x3000wd Research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Spanish society has changed dramatically over the last half century. The restrictions on personal freedoms that were part of the Franco regime have been lifted to reveal a liberal, tolerant European society that nevertheless still shows some elements of its conservative heritage. This unit (taught in English) explores contemporary Spanish society and culture to show the reasons for the changes, and their effects. The areas under discussion will be family, sexuality and gender; class, money and consumerism; and mass/popular culture.

3000-level units of study

EUST3001 Europe: Contemporary Issues

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weeks 1-6, 11-13: 1x2hr lecture-seminar. Weeks 7-10: 1x30-minute research supervision meetings. Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies Assessment: 1x250wd Research Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Annotated Bibliography (5%), 1x500wd Presentation (20%), 1x5000wd Research Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The fate of the European Union hangs in the balance. But the crisis is about more than economics. Do Europeans feel ""European""? Or is Europe just a collection of states with a history of close interactions and devastating wars? Will Europe overcome its dilemmas? How are contemporary social theorists responding to the political, social and cultural questions raised by the crisis? We probe these issues in order to deepen our understanding of Europe in the context of contemporary social theory.
EUST3002 Civilisations in Contact

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 hr seminar/wk Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level from European Studies Assessment: 1 x Assignment (1000 words), 1 x Presentation (500 words), 1x Essay (2300 words), Discussion boards (700 words) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The term, ¿civilisation¿ has aroused powerful responses since its emergence in the 18th century as a means of identifying large-scale human cultural identities. When US political scientist Samuel Huntington introduced the idea of the 'clash of civilisations' as the key to international relations in the 21st century, a storm of controversy arose. How do we compare and contrast societies, civilisations and cultures? What is ¿civilisation¿? Is it valid to judge one culture or civilisation by the standards of another? Is objectivity possible? In this unit we familiarise ourselves with, and critically question, influential modes of comparative analysis with respect to global regions, civilisations and cultures.
EUST3003 Europe: Energy and the Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive July Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies Prohibitions: ITLN3695 Assessment: 10x100wd weekly reading reflections (20%), 1x500wd research proposal (15%), 1x500wd annotated bibliography (15%), 1x4000wd research project (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Europe leads the global response to climate change and has sought, for some time, to create a single energy market. This unit explores the political economy and socio-cultural history of European environmental and energy issues. Europe's evolving energy dependencies and ecological degradation are examined with reference to European and national institutional and policy responses, the roles and activities of big business and social movements, and social consequences such as energy poverty and unequal ecological spatial impacts.
EUST3007 Ideas of Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the European Studies major Assessment: 1x500wd textual commentary plan (10%), 1x2000wd textual commentary (30%), 1x500wd essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Core text: Alex Drace-Francis, European Identity: A Historical Reader (London: Macmillan, 2013)
What is Europe? A geographical region? A political project? Where does it begin and end? What are its characteristics? These questions have occupied thinkers within and beyond Europe for millennia. The answers they have found shape our ideas of Europe today. This unit introduces students to ideas of Europe from antiquity to the present day. Reading texts by figures from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Winston Churchill, it provides an overview of European history of ideas by examining the history of the European idea itself.
EUST3111 Political Extremism in Europe

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 1500wd class presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd textual analysis (25%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary Europe is marked by political extremism, notably the increased legitimation of far- to extreme-right party families at national and European levels, and Islamist terrorism. However, many, even most, of these movements have emerged from longstanding activist or intellectual traditions. Moreover, political extremism has not always been confined to the right: radical left movements have also marked contemporary European history. In this unit we study these various political extremisms, and responses by national governments and the European Union.
EUST3112 Socialism, Dictatorship and Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 1000wd written assignment (15%), 1x 3500wd research essay (75%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Literature played an important role in 20th century European socialism as a force of public education, a medium of ideology, and a means of communicating dissident ideas. In this unit we study the policy of socialist realism and the literary cultures that developed in the socialist and dictatorial environments of Central and Eastern Europe. Attention will be paid to the role of the intelligentsias, to censorship, and to problems of dissidence and free expression in authoritarian, closed, and totalitarian societies.
EUST3113 The European Imagination and Modernity

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture-seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies Assessment: 1x 1000wd written assignment (20%), 1x 3500wd research essay (70%), x tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Can the imagination can be a tool for social change? This idea has been influential in Europe. Writers and thinkers since the beginning of modernity have imagined ideal solutions to the problems of social and political change, conflict and war. In this unit we study the speculative, ideal, and futuristic imaginative constructs which have influenced the development of European modernity. Texts such as More's Utopia, Marx's Communist Manifesto and the modern dystopias of politics and the scientific imagination have changed the way we think and live.
ITLN3662 Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in any of European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or Government or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion majors or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies or History majors Assessment: 1x1500wd book review (30%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x3500wd research essay (40%), 1x participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other Renaissance authors' works will demonstrate the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Italian Renaissance.
ITLN3694 Dante and the Middle Ages

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in at least one of the following: Italian Studies, or European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion. Assessment: 1x500wd research bibliography (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (35%), 4x1000wds total short answer tests (30%), 1x500wd class presentation (15%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Dante's Divine Comedy as an enduring work of poetry, a major text of the European literary tradition, and the most comprehensive synthesis of Medieval culture. We will look at how literature works in relation to the language and the rhetorical tradition in which it is expressed on the one hand, and, on the other, the historical, philosophical and theological cultures it expresses and interprets.
JCTC3002 The Holocaust: History and Aftermath

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit Points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of Nazi ideology, in particular racial antisemitism, and the gradual implementation of this policy towards the Jews and other victim groups from 1933 to 1945. Other themes focus on the responses of the victims and the role of the by-standers, as well as post-war politics of memory and other issues, including Holocaust denial and war crimes prosecution.
JCTC3003 The Modern Jewish Experience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Hebrew Assessment: 1x 500wd research proposal/annotated bib (10%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%), 1x 1hr exam (30%), x class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the history of European Jewry from the late eighteenth century until the eve of WW2. During this period ancient traditions met the modern forces of enlightenment and emancipation, industrialisation, democratisation and nation building. External pressures provoked profound internal responses as the challenges and opportunities of modernity radically reshaped Jewish thought and life. Students will develop an understanding of the intricacy of relations between Jews and non-Jews and an appreciation of the mosaic of European Jewish life destroyed during the Holocaust.
JCTC3603 Representing the Holocaust

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture major, International and Comparative Literature Studies major, English Studies major or European Studies major. Assessment: 1x1hr exam (30%), class participation (10%), 1x500wd critical assessment of reading (10%), 1x500wd discussion board activity (10%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Few historical events have inspired as many literary and artistic interpretations as the Holocaust. This unit will explore and critically assess how a broad range of forms, including but not limited to literature, film, fine arts, museums and memorials represent the Holocaust. In addition to a critical evaluation of these diverse artistic representations, the historical development of these forms will be considered as well as their national and transnational contexts.
MGRK3001 Greek Modernism in European Context

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Greek or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European Studies Prohibitions: MGRK2508 Assessment: 1x 1000wd class presentation (20%), 1x 3000wd essay (50%), 1x 2000wd take-home exercise (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Focusing on a selection of modernist poets, including G. Seferis and O. Elytis, this unit explores the profound change brought to Greek literary life during the 1930s. Together with the analysis of specific poems, it will also examine the epistemological, historical and social factors which facilitated this change and it will explore the reasons behind the belatedness of Greek modernism by comparing it to its broader European counterpart.
MGRK3603 Modern Greek Politics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Vrasidas Karalis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points in Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK2512 Assessment: 4000wd essay (70%),1500wd class project (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the political life in Greece after the establishment of the Modern Greek state (1828). It examines the main political parties, ideas, practices and personalities that shaped modern Greek state and nation-building from the inception of the Greek as a modern nation-state until today. The unit also explores major personalities and their impact on forming social policies in the country. Finally, the unit explores the most significant ideological movements that influenced modern Greek political life and social consciousness, investigating theories about the state, the nation and cultural identity as formed by structures and institutions introduced by successive Greek regimes.
MGRK3604 Contemporary Art in Greece

This unit of study is not available in 2020

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Prerequisites: 12 senior credit points of Modern Greek Prohibitions: MGRK2655 or MGRK2506 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
MGRK3605 Greek Modernity and its Others

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek major or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607 Prohibitions: MGRK2501 or MGRK2622 Assessment: 4000wd Essay (70%), 2000wd Tutorial presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This course aims to examine the marginalised attempts to modernise Greek literature of the beginning of the 20th century as an alternative to what is considered to be the dominant discourse of Greek modernism, i.e the so-called generation of the 1930s. This will involve the study of C. P. Cavafy, K. G. Karyotakis and some of the minor poets of the same period as well as new trends in Greek criticism put forward by younger critics such as T. Agras and Kl. Paraschos.The course will also attempt to draw parallels to the appropriate European context and to take into account relevant developments in Greek political life.
SPAN3624 Spain: A Nation of Nations?

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x500wd Essay plan (10%), 1x4000wd Research essay (50%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Contemporary Spain is a very diverse country with several distinct cultural and linguistic groups. In some cases, this has given rise to minority nationalisms that challenge the sovereignty and hegemony of the Spanish state. This unit introduces students to the advantages and challenges of such diversity, including some of its political aspects. Specific topics include language planning, regional cultures, ethnicity, minority nationalism, and independence movements. No knowledge of Spanish is required to take this unit.

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

Where this major is being completed as a first major towards a degree, students should ensure that the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study is undertaken.
Where this major is being completed as a second major from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences towards a degree, the Industry and Community Project unit of study is the appropriate unit to select.
EUST3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EUST3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.