Courses & Units

Bachelor of Arts (13A)

What is the Bachelor of Arts? The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is the largest and most popular degree at the University of Tasmania and at most universities around the world. The BA comprises diverse fields of study in the humanities (studies of the history, literature and cultures of human civilisation), and the social sciences (studies of sociology, politics and other forms of human behaviour and organization).

The flexibility of the BA allows you to either explore a single field of study in depth or to range widely and study several different fields.

At the University Tasmania, the Bachelor of Arts includes opportunities for you to integrate international experience and work placement opportunities into your degree.

What will I learn from a Bachelor of Arts? On successfully completing a Bachelor of Arts, you will be able to:

Knowledge

  • demonstrate a broad general knowledge across a range of humanities and/or social science disciplines and an in-depth knowledge in one or more of these

Critical Thinking & Research Skills

  • seek out, critically evaluate and apply information and different perspectives 

Communication

  • effectively communicate disciplinary perspectives and knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral and visual means

Intercultural Competence

  • recognize and reflect on social, cultural, political, ethical and environmental issues in the local, cross-cultural and global contexts

Work Readiness

  • demonstrate self-management, creativity, flexibility, initiative and resilience in readiness for diverse workplace demands

Duration

3 Years full time

Up to 7 Years part time

Location

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Distance Hobart

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Distance Hobart

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

3 Years full time

Location

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Distance Hobart

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 001694A


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Distance Hobart

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The Bachelor of Arts offers the opportunity for a liberal education. Students are able to exercise choice across a wide range of disciplines. These include the humanities (Ancient Civilisations, Ancient Greek, Latin, English, History, Asian Languages, European Languages and Philosophy), the social sciences (Geography, International Relations, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Sociology) and interdisciplinary studies (Aboriginal Studies, Asian Studies, Asian Religions and Comparative Philosophy, Criminology, European Studies, Gender Studies and Journalism, Media & Communications) as well as visual and performing arts (Art Theory, Music History, Music Skills and Music Technology).

The program develops general abilities in the following areas:

  • written expression
  • linguistic skills
  • creative self-expression
  • capacity to analyse and interpret in a dispassionate and objective manner
  • capacity for reasoned criticism
  • data acquisition and analysis
  • research techniques
  • marshalling facts in support of arguments, and
  • evaluating the possible outcomes of alternative courses of action, with the emphasis varying according to the particular program chosen.

In short, the program helps students to operate in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Course structure

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four degree electives: two must be introductory and two at any level (to meet the overall requirements of the minimum and maximum level of units for the whole degree). For example, if you choose 2 advanced level degree electives in year 2 of the degree, you need to enrol in 2 student electives at intermediate level.
  • Eight student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study up to the equivalent of a second major or a minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas - it's your choice.
  • Two compulsory breadth units, replacing electives
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level. For example, this means you could study 8 introductory, 8 intermediate and 8 advanced, or you could take 8 introductory, 7 intermediate and 9 advanced units or other combinations within these ranges.

The Bachelor of Arts has a choice of 24 majors. All majors in the Bachelor of Arts are also available as a minor, with the exception of Behavioural Studies. 

The Tourism and the Legal Studies major can only be taken as second major in the Bachelor of Arts (utilising the 8 student elective units : 2 units at introductory level, 2 units at intermediate level, 4 units at advanced level).

  • If students enrol in a major and minor combination or two majors (including inter-disciplinary majors) that have shared introductory units, they must take alternative introductory units from the appropriate schedule in order to meet the degree requirements. No unit will be counted toward both the identified major and the identified minor. Examples of inter-disciplinary majors: Criminology and Gender Studies
  • In the first year of study, it is strongly recommended that students take 4 pairs of introductory units from 4 different major schedules to allow maximum flexibility in choice.
  • At the end of year 1 or 8 introductory units, students must decide on their intended major(s) and re-enrol according to this choice.
  • You may choose to study units at advanced level (subject to pre-requisites) before completing all the required units at intermediate level. However, you are advised to complete the 2 units at introductory level before progressing to units at intermediate or advanced level, if you are majoring in that discipline, as alternative patterns may delay the completion of your degree.
  • The Tourism major and Legal Studies major/minor cannot be taken in a combined Bachelor of Arts degrees ie BA-BBus, BA-BComp, BA-BEc, BA-BFA, BA-BICT, BA-LLB, BA-BSc.
  • Choose 1 major from the following list:

    Max. 12.5% non HAB or HAU intermediate units; Max. 37.5% non HAB or HAU advanced units.
    Year 1

    Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2

    For students with a demonstrable capacity for independent research who have a specific topic within the field of Aboriginal Studies that they wish to investigate. Entry to the unit is at the discretion of Head of Discipline. Students work closely…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit considers the challenges facing Australia's Aboriginal peoples as they strive for economic viability. It analyses past approaches, current trends and the theories underpinning community development. International experience in community development and how it informs and influences Australian policy…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores concepts and issues relevant to, and the realities of, Indigenous Tourism. It delves into tourism in Australia's and New Zealand's colonial pasts, and also engages with contemporary ventures such as Indigenous dance, eco-tourism, pilgrimage to sacred sites,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Statistics consistently show that Aboriginal mortality rates far exceed those of setter-Australians, indeed some 50% of Aboriginal Australians die before they reach the age of 50. This unit explores the reasons for this situation, taking a social determinants approach that…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit engages with a broad range of Indigenous life writing, particularly from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Indigenous perspectives on topics as diverse as mission life, inner city ghettoes, the Redfern riot, cross-cultural liaisons, and the Government…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    At its height, the British Empire was the most extensive of all the European empires. In this unit, you will learn about the rise and fall of the Empire, and how it operated across a range of diverse locations around…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit students investigate the cultural traditions associated with the marine environment in various countries by comparing and contrasting different indigenous world views on marine ecology, marine conservation and marine resource use. Students discuss the concepts of indigenous rights,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 3

    For students with a demonstrable capacity for independent research who have a specific topic within the field of Aboriginal Studies that they wish to investigate. Entry to the unit is at the discretion of Head of Discipline. Students work closely…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit considers the challenges facing Australia's Aboriginal peoples as they strive for economic viability. It analyses past approaches, current trends and the theories underpinning community development. International experience in community development and how it informs and influences Australian policy…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores concepts and issues relevant to, and the realities of, Indigenous Tourism. It delves into tourism in Australia's and New Zealand's colonial pasts, and also engages with contemporary ventures such as Indigenous dance, eco-tourism, pilgrimage to sacred sites,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Statistics consistently show that Aboriginal mortality rates far exceed those of setter-Australians, indeed some 50% of Aboriginal Australians die before they reach the age of 50. This unit explores the reasons for this situation, taking a social determinants approach that…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit engages with a broad range of Indigenous life writing, particularly from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Indigenous perspectives on topics as diverse as mission life, inner city ghettoes, the Redfern riot, cross-cultural liaisons, and the Government…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    At its height, the British Empire was the most extensive of all the European empires. In this unit, you will learn about the rise and fall of the Empire, and how it operated across a range of diverse locations around…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Note: A maximum of 2 cross-listed or non-Ancient Civilisations units (ie the English (unit code HEA), History (HTA), Latin (HTL) or Ancient Greek (HTG) units in the major schedule) may be taken in the Ancient Civilisations major. 

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    Examines the economic, political and social history of the Greek and Roman societies with particular attention to the development of empire and imperial ideology. The approach is primarily through literary sources in translation, although other types of evidence are introduced…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduction to Classical Literature examines one of the most influential epics of the Greco-Roman tradition (Homer's Odyssey) as well as Athenian tragedy (Euripides), the elegant and acerbic poetry of Catullus, and a satiric seduction manual (Ovid's Art of Love). the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose a total of 2 intermediate units from the below.
    Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

    Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    War and the nature of heroism were the central subject of the ancient world's most prestigious literary genre, epic poetry. This unit explores the changing ways in which the experience of war and the character of the epic hero are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit commences with the study of the unification process that resulted in the emergence of Egypt as the first territorial state in the Near East,the ensuing Early Dynastic Period, Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nero: misunderstood emperor, malevolent tyrant, or a monster of the middle order? This unit explores the enigmatic and transgressive literature produced during the reign of Nero (AD 54-68): the writings of the philosopher and tragic poet Seneca, the anarchic Satyricon…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit focuses upon basic interpretative theories that are key elements of the analysis of material culture. This subject analyses some important archaeological sites in order to consider key methodological issues, such as stratigraphy, archaeological context, and cultural interpretation. A…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Taking 'erotic text' in a broad sense, this unit explores the many functions - but especially the malfunctions - of desire in ancient literature. We will read some of Ovid's Heroides, fictional verse-letters written by heroines of Greek myth to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 0 minimum to 1 maximum advanced non-Ancient Civilisation unit from the following list:-

    This unit surveys the writings of the philosophers who stand at the origin of the Western philosophical tradition. This will include works by the philosophers of the Classical period (the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle), as well as the schools of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Choose a total of 4 advanced units from the following lists.
    Choose 3 minimum to 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

    Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    War and the nature of heroism were the central subject of the ancient world's most prestigious literary genre, epic poetry. This unit explores the changing ways in which the experience of war and the character of the epic hero are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit commences with the study of the unification process that resulted in the emergence of Egypt as the first territorial state in the Near East,the ensuing Early Dynastic Period, Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Nero: misunderstood emperor, malevolent tyrant, or a monster of the middle order? This unit explores the enigmatic and transgressive literature produced during the reign of Nero (AD 54-68): the writings of the philosopher and tragic poet Seneca, the anarchic Satyricon…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses upon basic interpretative theories that are key elements of the analysis of material culture. This subject analyses some important archaeological sites in order to consider key methodological issues, such as stratigraphy, archaeological context, and cultural interpretation. A…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Taking 'erotic text' in a broad sense, this unit explores the many functions - but especially the malfunctions - of desire in ancient literature. We will read some of Ovid's Heroides, fictional verse-letters written by heroines of Greek myth to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 0 minimum to 1 maximum advanced non-Ancient Civilisations unit from the following list:

    This unit surveys the writings of the philosophers who stand at the origin of the Western philosophical tradition. This will include works by the philosophers of the Classical period (the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and Aristotle), as well as the schools of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of a specialised study of an Ancient Greek author or aspect of Greek literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit consists of a specialised study of an Ancient Greek author or aspect of Greek literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a specialised study of a Latin author or aspect of Roman literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Latin texts.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of a specialised study of a Latin author or aspect of Roman literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    Provides an introduction to Classical Greek, the language in which were laid down the foundations of western drama, philosophy and more. Intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the language, the unit is designed to provide a rapid…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on the work undertaken in HTG101 and enables students to proceed to further studies in Greek. The unit is designed to continue a rapid survey of the Greek language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit builds on the study of the ancient Greek language undertaken in HTG101 and HTG102. In it, students will complete the JACT Reading Greek textbook, including the passages of unadapted poetry and prose (Homer, Plato and Herodotus).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 3
    Compulsory advanced units

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Consists of a study of selected Ancient Greek texts. Selections in previous semesters have included Homer, Plato, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes and Plutarch.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of a specialised study of an Ancient Greek author or aspect of Greek literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit consists of a specialised study of an Ancient Greek author or aspect of Greek literature.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 1

    In this core unit you will be introduced to a range of terms from the specialist language of art and design criticism. These terms have wide currency in contemporary discourse about art and design, and a number of them have…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines innovative and significant aspects of twentieth century art and design focusing in particular on the period of modernism from about 1880 to 1940. It will concentrate on some of the main terms which came into prominence during…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2

    As students in art and/or design, it is important to be able to locate your work in the broader context of debates about the role and significance of the visual arts. Of particular relevance to contemporary practice has been the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards, with a focus on the last 3 decades of the 20th century. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will introduce you to the history and theory of landscape art with particular emphasis on the ways in which artists have worked with wilderness and natural environment themes. You will learn about the historical development of these themes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit looks at ideas and influences that have shaped craft and design practice in the post-war period. It will address such issues as ; regionalism versus internationalism in Australian craft and design; the influence of nature in design, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.This unit focuses on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces students to the development of contemporary art within the Asia Pacific region over the recent decades. It focuses on a range of critical debates including art and politics, art and religion, art of the diaspora, globalisation and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. It is a prominent theme in much recent art practice where the body appears not just in the form of visual representations but…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit examines the nexus between art, design and technological innovation. Its central focus is contemporary art practice, with reference to historical examples of artists and critics who were engaged with new technologies and social change in earlier times. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Formal and technical experimentation, social transgression and political opposition were the hallmarks of the European avant-gardes. This unit will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of the avant-garde, with reference to established theories. Focusing primarily on the inter-war years…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3

    This unit will provide you with an introduction to key developments in Australian contemporary art from 1970 onwards, with a focus on the last 3 decades of the 20th century. You will become familiar with the work of a diverse…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will introduce you to the history and theory of landscape art with particular emphasis on the ways in which artists have worked with wilderness and natural environment themes. You will learn about the historical development of these themes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit looks at ideas and influences that have shaped craft and design practice in the post-war period. It will address such issues as ; regionalism versus internationalism in Australian craft and design; the influence of nature in design, the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.This unit focuses on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit introduces students to the development of contemporary art within the Asia Pacific region over the recent decades. It focuses on a range of critical debates including art and politics, art and religion, art of the diaspora, globalisation and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. It is a prominent theme in much recent art practice where the body appears not just in the form of visual representations but…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit examines the nexus between art, design and technological innovation. Its central focus is contemporary art practice, with reference to historical examples of artists and critics who were engaged with new technologies and social change in earlier times. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Formal and technical experimentation, social transgression and political opposition were the hallmarks of the European avant-gardes. This unit will offer a critical evaluation of the concept of the avant-garde, with reference to established theories. Focusing primarily on the inter-war years…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides an introduction to the narrative analysis of German films in a historical and socio-political context. A selection of films from the expressionistic era at the beginning of the 20th century to the golden years of UFA, will be studied…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Provides a narrative analysis of German films in an historical and socio-political context. The in-depth study of a selection of films from the German Democratic Republic, the German Federal Republic as well as films from the united Germany of today…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit students will engage in an historical and contextual analysis of news images, focusing on documentary photography but also analysing illustration and painting. News images add meaning to news narratives, but at the same time they generate their…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa, in addition to a number of anime…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    This unit introduces students to Asia as a region comprising a great diversity of people, cultures, religions and ideas. It challenges simplistic portrayals of pre-modern Asia as never-changing and bound by static tradition. This unit explores how the movement of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the emergence of modern Asia. It analyses the impact of European colonisation at the end of the 19th century and traces the economic, political and cultural changes brought by modernisation. European ideas about Asia, capitalism and socialism,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Compulsory intermediate unit

    This unit aims to get students thinking about what 'studying Asia' might mean and how we might go about it. In particular, students will learn about the theoretical debates which shape the study of Asia today. Students will study how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

    Based on the premise that 'food' is more than simply fuel for human sustenance, this unit examines foods of Asia and reveals the connections between food, eating and cooking practices on the one hand and demographic trends, gender roles, religious…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit, you will analyse selected contemporary issues affecting Asian countries and societies. Examples of such issues are democratisation, ethnic and religious relations, conflicts, human rights, population growth, environment degradation, position of women, and economic development. Specifically, you will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to give students an insight into some of the important and contentious issues emerging in contemporary China. No previous study of China or Chinese language is required as the background and historical introduction necessary for making meaning…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the theoretical and political dimensions of volunteering (power relations, development discourses, colonial and postcolonial theory). It covers issues relating to working as a volunteer in Asia through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations. Students will learn…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school
    HobartIntensive Session Jun

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Cities serve as essential gateways for understanding how local and transnational forces have shaped particular built environments and urban cultures. This unit explores Asian cities by using the comparison of capital cities with port cities as its analytical principle. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Choose a total of 4 advanced units from the list(s) below.
    Choose 1 unit minimum and up to 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed upon by the student and a supervisor and approved by the lecturer responsible for the unit. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Based on the premise that 'food' is more than simply fuel for human sustenance, this unit examines foods of Asia and reveals the connections between food, eating and cooking practices on the one hand and demographic trends, gender roles, religious…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit, you will analyse selected contemporary issues affecting Asian countries and societies. Examples of such issues are democratisation, ethnic and religious relations, conflicts, human rights, population growth, environment degradation, position of women, and economic development. Specifically, you will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to give students an insight into some of the important and contentious issues emerging in contemporary China. No previous study of China or Chinese language is required as the background and historical introduction necessary for making meaning…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the theoretical and political dimensions of volunteering (power relations, development discourses, colonial and postcolonial theory). It covers issues relating to working as a volunteer in Asia through case studies, examples, interactive seminars and presentations. Students will learn…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school
    HobartIntensive Session Jun

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit consists of a 4 week placement in a non-government organisation or equivalent in Asia. (Australian based placements in NGOs working on Asian issues will also be considered). Students will extend and build on the knowledge, skills and capabilities…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school
    HobartWinter school
    HobartSpring school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Cities serve as essential gateways for understanding how local and transnational forces have shaped particular built environments and urban cultures. This unit explores Asian cities by using the comparison of capital cities with port cities as its analytical principle. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choose 0 minimum up to 3 maximum advanced Asian Studies units from the following list:

    This unit introduces students to essential elements of Chinese culture and contemporary society. The unit is structured along broadly chronological lines. It begins with the early 20th century, and the development of post-imperial concepts of Chinese identity, and goes through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The island of Taiwan has a complex history as a Dutch colonial outpost, a far Eastern frontier of the Qing dynasty, a colony of Japan and then the refuge of Nationalist China and a "renegade province" of the People's Republic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    China's national minorities occupy eight percent of its total population. Although few in number, they are spread over around 60 percent of China's territory, including some of the largest provinces such as Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This unit is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with selected key issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics include overview of modern Japan, gender and family, 'minorities' in Japan, Japan and its near neighbours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa, in addition to a number of anime…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit allows students to examine a selection of well-known Japanese narratives and how these have been adapted for the screen. Attention is also given to the socio-historic background of narratives and the films. Classes will be in English and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to deepen your understanding of contemporary issues related to religion, ethnicity and conflict in Southeast Asia. In the introductory section of the unit, you will familiarise yourself with the history, social and political structure of countries…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 0 minimum up to 1 maximum advanced non-Asian Studies unit from the following list:

    The Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing region that presents attractive market opportunities for foreign businesses. However, this is also a complex and dynamic region, posing particular difficulties for foreign businesses operating in the region. Based on theories and concepts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces students to the development of contemporary art within the Asia Pacific region over the recent decades. It focuses on a range of critical debates including art and politics, art and religion, art of the diaspora, globalisation and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the region. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the Asian region. The unit will focus on domestic,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to the principal traditions of Buddhist philosophy. The unit begins with an examination of the discourses of the Buddha in the Pali tradition and an examination of the common core of all Buddhist philosophical schools. It then studies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will discuss the doctrines and concepts central to two different, but related traditions: Zen Buddhism and Taoism. It will examine the historical rise and development of these traditions through a critical study of the classics of Bodhidharma, Lao…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is intended as an introduction into a select group of central topics in Indian philosophy. Questions of a very general kind, such as: What is reality? How do we know what we know? Can we trust our judgement…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    An intensive introduction to Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhist hermeneutics and Tibetan history and culture. Students study at the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) and are taught by staff of that institute. Lectures on Tibetan politics, art, music and medicine…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSummer school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Examines the nature and philosophical foundations of Buddhist ethical practice. Particular emphasis is given to the theory of nonviolence as developed in the classical Buddhist tradition as well as its development in other traditions, and a range of other issues,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Compulsory intermediate units

    This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

    Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit introduces students to the field of organisational and industrial psychology. This is an applied field that draws on core theories and ideas from psychology and applies them to organisational and work contexts. The unit will be taught…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is concerned with understanding how and why culture is an important determinant of the validity of psychological research and knowledge. The emphasis is on culture as a system of explanatory variables that help us account for human diversity.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The first part of the unit focuses on community psychology, its history, the contexts within which it can be applied, and the methods used to study it. Community psychology is examined from developmental, ecological, community diversity, sense of community, coping,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit covers the main areas in contemporary Health Psychology. The unit will focus on health psychology, its origins and history, the contexts within which it can be applied, and the methods used to study it. Health Psychology will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students admitted to 13A Bachelor of Arts, Behavioural Studies Major require Unit Coordinator permission to enrol in KHA302 and/or KHA331
    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing, and a session on Chinese history and society.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing, and a session on Chinese history and society.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Compulsory intermediate units

    Develops competence in intermediate spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Develops competence in intermediate spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Compulsory advanced units

    Develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Develops competence in advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 2 advanced units from the following list:

    This unit is designed for students of advanced Chinese and for students of Chinese background who have skills in reading and writing Chinese. The unit consists of a) four lectures on how to choose a topic and conduct research, how…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Develops competence in very advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Develops competence in very advanced spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lecture, student and teacher-led tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The island of Taiwan has a complex history as a Dutch colonial outpost, a far Eastern frontier of the Qing dynasty, a colony of Japan and then the refuge of Nationalist China and a "renegade province" of the People's Republic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    China's national minorities occupy eight percent of its total population. Although few in number, they are spread over around 60 percent of China's territory, including some of the largest provinces such as Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This unit is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 1
    Any 25% of Introductory units
    Normally students should consider units that will best equip them for the major/minor for example sociology, psychology, law or other social science and humanities units offered in the Bachelor of Arts.
    Year 2

    The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Case management is the dominant service delivery approach used by criminal justice and human services agencies to provide services to individuals and families. This unit introduces and explores case management methodologies, professional communication skills and offender supervision processes and practices.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the theory, methods, practical applications and analysis of particular crime and criminal justice topics in specific areas of concern. It is designed to provide an opportunity to examine diverse subject matter by drawing upon the specialist expertise…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides a critical introduction to the philosophies, principles and practices of juvenile justice and child protection. The interface between juvenile justice and child protection is well established, institutionally, historically and in terms of shared clients, and an informed…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines major issues concerning contemporary policing practices including such topics as policing diversity, policing public order and dissent, policing illicit drug use, policing domestic violence, and the militarisation of policing. Crime management strategies and forensic practices will also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3

    In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Case management is the dominant service delivery approach used by criminal justice and human services agencies to provide services to individuals and families. This unit introduces and explores case management methodologies, professional communication skills and offender supervision processes and practices.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the theory, methods, practical applications and analysis of particular crime and criminal justice topics in specific areas of concern. It is designed to provide an opportunity to examine diverse subject matter by drawing upon the specialist expertise…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to introduce students to the issues and processes associated with working with offenders, particularly those under the authority of corrective services in prison and community corrections. The unit explores issues pertaining directly to how best to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores the changing patterns of social hierarchy (income, power and status) and exclusion (prejudice and discrimination) within contemporary societies and globally, with a particular focus on Australia. The unit examines theoretical debates on causes and consequences and inequalities, and empirical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered in the Police Studies undergraduate program. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In 2015, English was one of nine University of Tasmania subjects included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. We offer a broad and dynamic program across the key areas of contemporary English studies: literary studies, screen studies, theatre studies, cultural studies, and creative writing. A major in English builds knowledge of literary and cultural histories and practices, develops highly valued and transferable skills in the analysis and writing of literary and non-literary texts, and fosters expertise in written and oral communication. An English major also trains students in research, so that graduates are able to locate, assess and use resources to construct coherent, persuasive arguments.

    Specialising in prose fiction and creative non-fiction, the English program’s creative writing stream is made up of a suite of three undergraduate units. While students may choose to create stand-alone works of short fiction at each year level, they may also produce instalments of a more substantial creative work across the three units. More information about the units is available here:    HEN104 Creative Writing 1        HEN204 Creative Writing 2       HEN318 Creative Writing 3

    In order to complete a major in English, students complete:

    • Two compulsory introductory (100-level) English units, HEN101 English 1A and HEN102 English 1B. These units focus on selected texts from varied genres and time periods and build skills and knowledge foundational to the discipline.

    • Two intermediate (200-level) English units of their choice. Students are strongly encouraged to complete HEN201 Telling Tales: Literature and Narrative and HEN202 Literary Classics and the Canon.

    • Four advanced (300-level) English units. A rotating suite of units provides the opportunity for students to pursue their own interests and to study key areas in more depth.

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose 2 Intermediate units from the following:

    How much of a tale is in the telling? This unit introduces concepts, terms and skills used in the analysis of literary narrative, and applies them to texts drawn from a wide range of genres, periods and nations. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers students the opportunity to engage with texts considered part of the literary canon. What makes a literary classic? Why do some texts stand the test of time, while others disappear? To address these questions, students will analyse…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers an opportunity to study canonical British literature from the nineteenth century. Students will explore the response of writers to cultural pressures and changes of the period, including urbanisation, industrialisation, Darwinism, imperialism and the position of women. They…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Ideal for lovers of poetry, this unit provides an opportunity to engage in writing and reading across a range of poetic forms. Seminars in the first half of semester will focus on the close reading of published poetry and aspects…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit interrogates the construction of the "human" in cultural texts through an examination of its constitutive relationship with the nonhuman. Through a selection of contemporary literary and visual texts, students will be invited to engage with a range of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides opportunity to study a selection of Shakespearean plays and their stage and screen performance afterlives. Starting from a close consideration of Shakespeare's dramatic language, the unit will consider the multiple possibilites the plays offer for realization in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers students the opportunity to think critically about some of the most popular texts in Western culture. What makes a bestseller? What are the defining features of major popular genres and how have they changed over time? What…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to explore in depth a specific area of English that is not covered by other units, either through regular scheduled classes, or through directed study and regular supervision. Special Topics may be offered…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This intermediate elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen texts and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 3
    Choose 4 Advanced units from the following:

    This unit examines the development of literary theory from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It aims to provide students with the skills to read theory critically and to develop informed arguments in response to critical, literary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This advanced unit considers the impact of British colonialism and its aftermath on the novel in English. Drawing on the work of influential postcolonial theorists, the unit will examine a selection of key colonial and postcolonial texts – from stirring…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers an opportunity to study canonical British literature from the nineteenth century. Students will explore the response of writers to cultural pressures and changes of the period, including urbanisation, industrialisation, Darwinism, imperialism and the position of women. They…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How does literature represent the past? This unit introduces students to key theoretical frameworks for interrogating the complex and contentious relationship between 'fiction' and 'history.' Students have the opportunity to discuss 'fictions of history' from a range of historical, cultural,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores how different worlds are imagined in speculative fiction, film, and critical theory. Taking an historical approach, the unit traces the trajectory of utopian/dystopian texts and theories through the last five hundred years, concentrating on the dystopian visions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the Head of School. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Tracing the creative writing process from inspiration to finished product, this unit enables students to create works of short fiction or creative non-fiction inspired by Tasmania's cultural heritage or natural environment. A visit to one of Tasmania's key cultural heritage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The advent of film and television has highlighted the artificiality of live theatre and made it seem, for many, a redundant mode of communication. In response modern drama has been preoccupied with articulating a new role for itself, focusing attention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit interrogates the construction of the "human" in cultural texts through an examination of its constitutive relationship with the nonhuman. Through a selection of contemporary literary and visual texts, students will be invited to engage with a range of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides opportunity to study a selection of Shakespearean plays and their stage and screen performance afterlives. Starting from a close consideration of Shakespeare's dramatic language, the unit will consider the multiple possibilites the plays offer for realization in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit offers students the opportunity to think critically about some of the most popular texts in Western culture. What makes a bestseller? What are the defining features of major popular genres and how have they changed over time? What…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to explore in depth a specific area of English that is not covered by other units, either through regular scheduled classes, or through directed study and regular supervision. Special Topics may be offered…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This advanced elective in English explores the history of literature in the twentieth century. Students will examine exemplary texts that are representative of key movements in the literature and culture of the last century. The writers and texts explored in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will consider major authors and texts, developments and trends in Australian Literature. It examines Australian literature as a regional, national, and international literature with a set of distinct and vibrant cultures. Students will consider the histories, preoccupations, and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This advanced elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen text and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Year 1

    Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is an advanced post-TCE course which places its main emphasis on the development of a sound command of the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF216, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Builds on the competency achieved by students in HEF315, providing further training in selected topics in French grammar and in translation.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic approved by the head of school. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a one-semester period.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic approved by the head of school. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a one-semester period.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This course is an introduction to reading and analysing literary works in French, with a special emphasis on works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Major works are read either in complete form or excerpts and are placed in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' French language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' French language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Note: The minor must contain one 200 level HAF coded unit and one 200 level cross-listed elective, and the major must contain one 200 level HAF coded unit and one 200 level cross-listed elective plus two 300 level HAF coded units and two 300 level cross-listed electives.
    Year 1

    How do assumptions about gender influence our understanding of what it means to be a human being? In this unit we explore a variety of different ways that human beings have been imagined and thought about across time in western…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Gender & World explores the shape(s) and impact(s) of gendered assumptions on human interactions in diverse areas of the world and in different historical periods. This unit focuses on how people have acted and do act on the basis of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2

    In the first half of this unit we will study the work of a thinker who has had a significant influence on contemporary feminist thought. For example, we might focus on the work of Simone de Beauvoir or Hannah Arendt…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit students select a topic in negotiation with the Coordinator of the Gender Studies Program or other relevant Gender Studies staff. Students undertake research, a guided reading program and meet regularly with the relevant staff member.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will explore feminist contributions to epistemology, or the study of knowledge, ethics, and metaphysics (understandings of the nature of reality). We will examine whether and under what circumstances knowledge is gender-neutral, and whether (and when) the sex of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    An examination of the gendered elements within the sacred texts, rituals and practices of the world's major religions, with an emphasis on monotheistic traditions. We will analyse religious claims about the nature of woman and man and about the divine…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How is it possible to live well together when we are all different from one another? In this unit we will explore this idea of living well together by asking what ethical relationships and a just society might look like.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How can an understanding of history enhance our understanding of gender? How can an understanding of gender enhance our understanding of history? This unit investigates gender and society in a variety of historical contexts, including: classical Greece and Rome; medieval…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    What does masculinity mean, and why does it exist in so many different forms? In this unit we explore the meaning and manifestations of a variety of different masculinities. We query the cultural expectations regarding masculinity that accompany boyhood, adolescence,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How is gender represented and communicated through television, film, magazines, and other channels in popular culture? This unit explores different conceptions of representation, drawing on film theory, cultural studies, media studies, and contemporary gender theory. We will analyse the ways…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.This unit focuses on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. It is a prominent theme in much recent art practice where the body appears not just in the form of visual representations but…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit considers how culture and social structures shape reproduction. We will examine the contested meanings of reproduction, including how individuals plan for and experience reproduction, how social meanings influence biological understandings of reproduction, and social understandings of who should…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Families are often seen in contradictory terms: as a natural unit and one that is in crisis. Family and intimate relationships are at the same time both intensely personal and political social entities. In this unit you will explore the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    China's national minorities occupy eight percent of its total population. Although few in number, they are spread over around 60 percent of China's territory, including some of the largest provinces such as Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This unit is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with selected key issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics include overview of modern Japan, gender and family, 'minorities' in Japan, Japan and its near neighbours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Today it is not uncommon for people to consider themselves 'global citizens' - all of us residents in a global village, all of us increasingly connected. What are our opportunities and responsibilities as global citizens? How can any of us…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Explores Greek and Roman conceptions of gender and sexuality in the most popular and least prestigious of ancient literary forms, prose fiction. Central to most of these novels is an erotic relationship tested by a series of remarkable adventures which…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3

    In the first half of this unit we will study the work of a thinker who has had a significant influence on contemporary feminist thought. For example, we might focus on the work of Simone de Beauvoir or Hannah Arendt…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit students select a topic in negotiation with the Coordinator of the Gender Studies Program or other relevant Gender Studies staff. Students undertake research, a guided reading program and meet regularly with the relevant staff member.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will explore feminist contributions to epistemology, or the study of knowledge, ethics, and metaphysics (understandings of the nature of reality). We will examine whether and under what circumstances knowledge is gender-neutral, and whether (and when) the sex of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    An examination of the gendered elements within the sacred texts, rituals and practices of the world's major religions, with an emphasis on monotheistic traditions. We will analyse religious claims about the nature of woman and man and about the divine…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How is it possible to live well together when we are all different from one another? In this unit we will explore this idea of living well together by asking what ethical relationships and a just society might look like.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How can an understanding of history enhance our understanding of gender? How can an understanding of gender enhance our understanding of history? This unit investigates gender and society in a variety of historical contexts, including: classical Greece and Rome; medieval…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    What does masculinity mean, and why does it exist in so many different forms? In this unit we explore the meaning and manifestations of a variety of different masculinities. We query the cultural expectations regarding masculinity that accompany boyhood, adolescence,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How is gender represented and communicated through television, film, magazines, and other channels in popular culture? This unit explores different conceptions of representation, drawing on film theory, cultural studies, media studies, and contemporary gender theory. We will analyse the ways…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In contemporary Western culture, great emphasis is placed on physical appearance as a vehicle for defining who we are. For this reason it has become an important area of investigation by both social theorists and artists.This unit focuses on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Questions concerning the body and how it is imaged have become central to contemporary discussions about identity. It is a prominent theme in much recent art practice where the body appears not just in the form of visual representations but…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit considers how culture and social structures shape reproduction. We will examine the contested meanings of reproduction, including how individuals plan for and experience reproduction, how social meanings influence biological understandings of reproduction, and social understandings of who should…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Families are often seen in contradictory terms: as a natural unit and one that is in crisis. Family and intimate relationships are at the same time both intensely personal and political social entities. In this unit you will explore the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    China's national minorities occupy eight percent of its total population. Although few in number, they are spread over around 60 percent of China's territory, including some of the largest provinces such as Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia. This unit is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with selected key issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics include overview of modern Japan, gender and family, 'minorities' in Japan, Japan and its near neighbours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is a survey of selected key texts in Japanese film and anime from the 1930s to the present. Attention is given to major film directors such as Mizoguchi, Ozu, and Kursosawa, in addition to a number of anime…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit allows students to examine a selection of well-known Japanese narratives and how these have been adapted for the screen. Attention is also given to the socio-historic background of narratives and the films. Classes will be in English and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Today it is not uncommon for people to consider themselves 'global citizens' - all of us residents in a global village, all of us increasingly connected. What are our opportunities and responsibilities as global citizens? How can any of us…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the depiction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Explores Greek and Roman conceptions of gender and sexuality in the most popular and least prestigious of ancient literary forms, prose fiction. Central to most of these novels is an erotic relationship tested by a series of remarkable adventures which…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    This foundation unit in Geography bridges the physical and social sciences. You will develop knowledge of different environments and societies and how they change as you study earth evolution, human development and their interactions. In our increasingly global lives, this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

    This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The physical and living aspects of the environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy the planet. This unit highlights the conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain Earth's ecosystems and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Human geography, the study of human life in the context of space, place and environment, provides valuable tools for understanding and transforming the world. The unit explores contemporary issues of economic prosperity, political justice and cultural identity, and related debates…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school (late)
    LauncestonSpring school (late)
    Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

    Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an overview of marine ecosystem restoration. The syllabus includes current restoration philosophy, views and concepts, synthetic ecology, developing viable restoration frameworks, physical parameters, biological parameters, restoring assemblages, assessment and monitoring and sustaining restored ecosystems. Students learn to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit comprises a one-semester geographical or environmental research project. The aim of the unit is to provide students with research experience and skills in an area of their own choosing. Project design, data collection, data management and data presentation…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Political ecology brings together the study of natural systems and social systems, exploring questions of justice and power in the context of environmental change and resource use. The unit addresses concerns about the scarcity, distribution, control and sustainability of natural…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Over six hundred million people live on the world's 43 island nation-states and on hundreds of sub-national island jurisdictions. Australia is one such place, comprising over 12,000 islands, islets and rocky outcrops. Islands have distinct geographies and their peoples have…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Climate change is an immensely complex social and environmental problem with implications for all areas of study. Over coming decades, efforts to cope with climate change will require progress in knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advances and everyday…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Human induced climate change is arguably the most serious problem currently facing our planet. Detection and attribution of human induced climate change requires an understanding of the mechanisms of natural climate variability as well as climate change. Earth's climate is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Change occurs in modern landforms and sediments by means of landslides, river bank erosion, and coastal loss with sea level rise, and this unit focuses on understanding such change. Fieldtrips will visit real current situations, and you will learn field…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is ideally suited to students wishing to combine their studies with extensive field work and first hand interaction with natural areas. It focuses on processes that form natural landscapes over time, and on the significance of physical landforms…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSummer school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Have you ever wondered how our native forests function and why they are where they are? Would you like to know why our forests are so important in terms of biodiversity and carbon capture? This unit answers these and many…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    How valuable are trees on farms and in the rural landscape generally? How can land managers use trees to grow timber as well as to reverse the problems of land degradation, for example soil erosion, excess salinity and exposure of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit introduces students to the concept of place using the perspective of phenomenology. Because phenomenology promotes the particular over the generalized, and the insights of subjective experience over claims of objectivity, much recourse is made to the creative engagements…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In this unit we ask 'how can we foster the development and care of sustainable settlements?' In response, we first develop capacities to understand the challenges facing contemporary society by examining five key concepts: sustainability, community, governance, citizenship and scale.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and other natural areas, with emphasis on conservation of both natural and cultural values, environmental protection, and impacts of adjoining or associated uses such as nature-based tourism and primary production.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartIntensive Session Jun

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit examines agricultural production systems within the context of climate, landscapes and natural resources. Management of soil, land, water and vegetation resources on a catchment and property basis will be covered. Students will develop competency in the assessment of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Note: alternative entry direct to HEG200 level is offered to students who have completed TCE German 5C with a grade of HA or above (or equivalent). Students who commence their HEG major from intermediate level MUST complete 50% at advanced level in addition to the compulsory intermediate and advanced level units (HEG207, HEG208, HEG313 and HEG314) listed below.


    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    An intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG102 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours of this intensive course the four language skills (listening, speaking,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the continuation of HEG101 German 1A. It is an intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG101 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Compulsory intermediate units

    Employs a communicative method and a thematic approach to bring students to an intermediate level of competence in contemporary German. It gives equal weight to all four macroskills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the continuation of HEG207 German 2A. Employs a communicative method and a thematic approach to bring students to an intermediate level of competence in contemporary German. It gives equal weight to all four macroskills: listening, reading, speaking and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Compulsory advanced units

    This third year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated approach to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the continuation of HEG313German 3A. This third year language unit broadens students' German language competency. The four language skills are stressed and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 2 advanced units from the following list:

    Provides an introduction to the narrative analysis of German films in a historical and socio-political context. A selection of films from the expressionistic era at the beginning of the 20th century to the golden years of UFA, will be studied…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Begins with the Proto-Indo-European Languages and traces the development of the German language with regard to lexis and syntax from Old High German, Middle High German, New High German to contemporary German.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers in detail the 'golden age' of German literature, which begins with the works of 'Aufklarer' such as Lessing, continues with the works of the young Goethe, and ends with the period of German Romanticism. During the period under study,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an insight into German history since the First World War through a study of a short novel by four major German-speaking writers of the time.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Provides a narrative analysis of German films in an historical and socio-political context. The in-depth study of a selection of films from the German Democratic Republic, the German Federal Republic as well as films from the united Germany of today…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This is an advanced language unit which deepens students' German language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing. Work with authentic material and videos supports this integrated…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is the continuation of HEG315 Advanced German A. It is an advanced language unit which deepens students' German language competency. The four language skills are broadened and further training is provided in reading and aural comprehension, speaking and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Beginning with the division of Germany after World War II, the unit traces the divergence of the two cultures through the study of representative works of literature. It continues with the main developments that distinguished East and West German society…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Concentrates on matters relevant to business dealings in and with German-speaking countries with a special focus on tourism.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will provide students with a knowledge of representative major German plays from the period of enlightenment to the end of the Second World War providing insight into the way these plays relate interculturally to the wider European context.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate an appropriate issue or topic over a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The History major begins with the 2 compulsory Introductory units HTA101 History 1A and HTA102 History 1B . These units provide students with an introduction to the skills required of all historians, such as identification and analysis of primary sources and secondary sources, and production of written work which abides by the academic conventions of the History discipline. The two units cover broad geographies and chronologies, and they also introduce students to a range of historical themes. These two units will prepare students well as launching pads for whichever upper-level units they choose to study for the rest of their History major.

    In order to gain a major in History you must:
    1. successfully complete the two Introductory History units (HTA101 and HTA102), AND
    2. you must successfully complete two Intermediate History units and four Advanced History units from the list of History units in the History major schedule. A maximum of two cross-listed units (ie non-history units) can be included in the History major at Intermediate and Advanced level (I.e. No more than 25 points of cross-listed units can count towards the History major)".
    3. While you are free to choose whichever six Intermediate/Advanced level units you like (provided you follow the requirements in (2) above), we suggest that you choose one or two specialisations you would like to develop in your History major. Here a specialisation means a group of three or more units that share common elements. Some of our different units share a focus on a particular region, others share a focus on a particular period of history, while others share a focus on a particular theme or themes. For your convenience, we have grouped our different History units into specialisations as listed below. Some units fall into more than one specialisation.
    For a grid of HTA units, and their relevant specialisations, please click here to view all units

    Cross-listed units
    Note that we have also included the list of cross-listed units from other disciplines which can be counted towards a History major. This will help you to see how these cross-listed units can also be used to help you build up your focus on a certain specialisation.
    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    This unit explores the political, social, cultural and economic history of Europe between c.1660 and 1815. Europe's 'long eighteenth century' was a crucial period in shaping both modern Europe and the world. The unit explores both western and eastern Europe,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose a total of 2 Intermediate units from the below list(s).
    Choose 1 minimum to 2 maximum intermediate units from the following list:

    Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to 2001. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in the 1930s; the second…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores European and American experiences of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Europe 1815-1914 provides an introduction to major developments and themes in European history from the end of the Napoleonic Empire to the beginning of World War 1. Students will become familiar with the inter-relationships between the major European nations (France,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Choose 0 minimum to 1 maximum intermediate non-History unit from the following list:

    This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    At its height, the British Empire was the most extensive of all the European empires. In this unit, you will learn about the rise and fall of the Empire, and how it operated across a range of diverse locations around…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How can an understanding of history enhance our understanding of gender? How can an understanding of gender enhance our understanding of history? This unit investigates gender and society in a variety of historical contexts, including: classical Greece and Rome; medieval…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21 st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 3
    Choose a total of 4 Advanced units from the below list(s).
    Choose 3 minimum to 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

    Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to 2001. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in the 1930s; the second…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores European and American experiences of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Europe 1815-1914 provides an introduction to major developments and themes in European history from the end of the Napoleonic Empire to the beginning of World War 1. Students will become familiar with the inter-relationships between the major European nations (France,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This capstone 300-level History unit is designed to both round off the History major and to prepare students for the multiple ways in which they might apply their History studies in the future. The unit analyses the many ways in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choose 0 minimum to 1 maximum advanced non-History unit from the following list:

    This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    At its height, the British Empire was the most extensive of all the European empires. In this unit, you will learn about the rise and fall of the Empire, and how it operated across a range of diverse locations around…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    How can an understanding of history enhance our understanding of gender? How can an understanding of gender enhance our understanding of history? This unit investigates gender and society in a variety of historical contexts, including: classical Greece and Rome; medieval…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    HMN104 Indonesian for Medical Practitioners A, if offered,  is only available to academics and practitioners in the Health Science field students studying the Diploma in Languages.

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units

    A beginner's unit in Indonesian. Emphasises interactive use of Indonesian language and an understanding of contemporary Indonesian society. Uses written text, audio, video and computers for language learning.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Builds on HMN101. Emphasises interactive use of Indonesian language and an understanding of contemporary Indonesian society. Uses written text, audio, video and computers for language learning.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Compulsory intermediate units

    This is an intermediate Indonesian unit. This unit will enable you to converse, read and write about more complex topics in Indonesian.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1