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  • Entry requirements
    Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at the University of Melbourne.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Arts (Australian Studies)
  • Course description
    First Year Recommended subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    166-101  Australian Politics
    This subject is an introduction to Australia's political institutions including the Constitution, the High Court, Parliament, Cabinet and the Prime Minister, the bureaucracy and the Federal system. We will examine Australia's major politica...     Semester 1     12.50

    166-103  International Politics
    This subject provides students with an introduction to the actors, institutions, dynamics and key debates that make up international politics. It equips students to ‘go behind the news’ of world affairs and understand the deep...     Semester 1     12.50

    166-107  Media, Politics and Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-111  Australian Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second/third Year Core subjects


    Students must take three of the following core subjects at second/third-year toward their Australian studies major. These subjects are intended to provide a survey of Australian culture and society.

    No more than two of the following Australian studies 102-coded subjects may be taken within a 12 month period of enrolment

    Australian studies

    102-214 Australia Now
    102-003 Australia and America
    102-005 Exploring Central Australia
    102-211 Migrant Nation: Culture and Identity
    102-213 Face, Place, Race: Images of Australia

    Screen studies
    107-087 Australian Cinema

    Geography
    121-021 Environmental Politics and Management

    History

    131-051 Aboriginal & Pacific Islander Histories
    131-073 Human Rights in Australian History
    131-240 Controversies in Australian History

    Linguistics and applied linguistics

    175-018 Language in Aboriginal Australia Not Offered

    Political science
    166-038 Indigenous Rights: Land and Heritage

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    102-214  Australia Now
    This subject introduces students to key social, political and environmental issues which are shaping contemporary Australia. It is ideal for international students, for students whose main area of study lies outside the humanities, and for students w...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    102-003  Australia and America
    This subject examines, in a comparative context, historical and cultural developments in the United States and Australia from the mid-19th century until the present day. In tracing the similarities and differences in the experiences of these two nati...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    102-005  Exploring Central Australia
    Exploring Central Australia is an interdisciplinary subject designed to guide students towards a 'shaping' experience of Central Australia. It is a subject designed to prompt academic inquiry in the context of a first-hand encounter - an in...     Semester 2     12.50

    102-211  Migrant Nation: Culture and Identity
    This subject allows students to engage critically with Australia as a migrant nation, identifying its complex nature through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics covered include the history and politics of Australian immigration, multicultu...     Semester 1     12.50

    102-213  Face, Place, Race: Images of Australia
    This subject examines the role of visual images and exhibiting practices in the historical and contemporary development of Australian culture and identity. Themes of 'places', real and imagined: the city, the suburbs, the bush, the beach an...     Semester 2     12.50

    SCRN20006  The Global Australian Cinema     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-021  Environmental Politics and Management
    This subject explores a range of contemporary environmental issues in Australia and other postcolonial states and the ways in which people in these places engage with and manage these issues. Examining the history of the emergence and management of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    AIND20004  Aboriginal & Pacific Islander Histories     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-073  Human Rights in Australian History     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-240  Controversies in Australian History
    This subject examines controversial episodes in the Australian past that commanded public attention, gave rise to heated argument and exposed national divisions. Controversies such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Eureka rising, the campaign for fema...     Semester 2     12.50

    175-018  Language in Aboriginal Australia
    This subject develops an appreciation of the role of language in Aboriginal Australia, traditionally and today. On completion of the subject, students should have a general knowledge of the linguistic features which characterise Australian Aboriginal...     Semester 1     12.50

    166-038  Indigenous Rights: Land and Heritage     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second/third Year Optional subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    102-214  Australia Now
    This subject introduces students to key social, political and environmental issues which are shaping contemporary Australia. It is ideal for international students, for students whose main area of study lies outside the humanities, and for students w...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    102-003  Australia and America
    This subject examines, in a comparative context, historical and cultural developments in the United States and Australia from the mid-19th century until the present day. In tracing the similarities and differences in the experiences of these two nati...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    102-005  Exploring Central Australia
    Exploring Central Australia is an interdisciplinary subject designed to guide students towards a 'shaping' experience of Central Australia. It is a subject designed to prompt academic inquiry in the context of a first-hand encounter - an in...     Semester 2     12.50

    102-210  From Mateship to Mardi Gras     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    102-211  Migrant Nation: Culture and Identity
    This subject allows students to engage critically with Australia as a migrant nation, identifying its complex nature through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics covered include the history and politics of Australian immigration, multicultu...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-046  Contemporary Australian Art: 1968 to Now
    This subject examines contemporary artistic practice in Australia, from 1968 to the present. A broad variety of media will be considered, including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video and multimedia technologies. Artist...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-028  Australian Art: Rock to Pop
    This subject provides a scholarly introduction to the history of art in Australia, at the same time incorporating new perspectives, approaches and ideas. It demonstrates ways of interpreting Australian art through its relationship to historical event...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-030  Contemporary Aboriginal Art     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    SCRN20002  Television and Commodity Culture     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    SCRN20006  The Global Australian Cinema     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    ELIT20004  Colonial and Postcolonial Writing     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    ELIT20008  Aboriginal Writing     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-063  Aboriginal Cultural Studies
    This subject studies Aboriginal dance, theatre and popular music, cultural and sporting festivals and governmental arts funding agencies and Aboriginal arts organisations. It focuses on theoretical and political issues which arise from Aboriginal cul...     Semester 1     12.50

    CULS30002  Contemporary Cultural Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-021  Environmental Politics and Management
    This subject explores a range of contemporary environmental issues in Australia and other postcolonial states and the ways in which people in these places engage with and manage these issues. Examining the history of the emergence and management of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-017  Society and Environments
    This subject aims to think critically and rigorously about the relationship between social and natural worlds. Its primary purpose is to question the idea that the environment exists outside of, and independent from, the realms of science, culture, p...     Semester 1     12.50

    AIND20004  Aboriginal & Pacific Islander Histories     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-033  A History of Sexualities     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-073  Human Rights in Australian History     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-071  Museums, Objects, Spectacles     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-093  Migrants, Refugees & Australian Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-210  Total War: Asia & the Pacific 1931-1952     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    HIST20041  Resisting Colonialism: Australia-Pacific     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    136-213  Environmental History of Australia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    136-313  Environmental History of Australia (Sc3)     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-004  Change & Conflict in Australian Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-012  Australian Political Economy     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-022  Public Policy Making
    Who makes the public decisions that impact on all aspects of society? How do they make them? Is our society better off for the policies that result? These are the sorts of questions public policy analysts (government policy advisers, NGOs, and academ...     Semester 2     12.50

    166-035  Australian Foreign Relations     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-038  Indigenous Rights: Land and Heritage     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-230  On Country Learning: Indigenous Studies     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    THTR20011  Australian Theatre     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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