Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Arts (Specialisation) R6W

Introduction

THIS COURSE IS NOT ON OFFER IN 2014.

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee {domestic} Post 2008' as the fee type. International students please refer to International Services at http://www.utas.edu.au/international

The Graduate Diploma of Arts (Specialisation) is designed to enable graduates to undertake postgraduate coursework study in one of a range of Humanities specialisations. Graduates will have the advanced cognitive, theoretical and communication skills necessary for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

This on-campus, one year full-time (or, up to 4 consecutive years part-time) course is available at Hobart and/or Launceston (not all specialisations are available on both campuses).

The following specialisations are available within the GradDipArts(Spec):

  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classical and Medieval Studies
  • English {Creative Writing*}
  • English
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese

Students may also undertake a program combining two of the above specialisations.

*English {Creative Writing} may also be offered in Cradle Coast Campus, subject to sufficient numbers of students.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2014. For students who commenced prior to 2014, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2013 should refer to the 2013 Handbook.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Diploma of Arts (Specialisation)
Course Abbreviation GradDipArts(Spec)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 062005D
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Objectives

Graduate Diploma of Arts (Specialisation) (R6W)

It is intended, upon completion of this course:

1. Graduates at this level will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more specialisations or areas of practice

2. Graduates at this level will have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities
  • analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems
  • transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others

3. Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Career Outcomes

In Australia and around the world, employers are increasingly seeking graduates who can speak and write clearly; who are computer literate and understand how to use technology; who know about other countries, cultures and societies; who can solve problems creatively; and who have developed that flexibility of thought which technical and vocational training rarely encourages. Arts graduates find jobs in, for example, advertising, journalism, the arts, diplomacy, interpreting and tourism, management and administration, and research and publishing.

Prerequisites

Normal admission requirement are:

  • successful completion of the requirements in the same specilisation for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation); or
  • a Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent with the relevant major from the University of Tasmania; or
  • a university degree from another university or tertiary institution with the relevant major, deemed to be appropriate by the Faculty of Arts; or
  • candidates not holding a bachelor's degree but whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily may be deemed eligible for admission,
  • and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test, unless otherwise specified.

Exemptions regarding entry requirements may be made at the discretion of the Head of the relevant School in consultation with the Honours Coordinator and the Program Director.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Where specialisations permit, students who have satisfactorily completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) may proceed to the Master of Arts (Specialisation). Students who complete 50% of units (including any core units) may elect to take out the Graduate Certificate.

Credit
Credit may be given, at the discretion of the Faculty, for previous postgraduate or honours level study, or alternative achievements by students in other awards and professional practice areas at equivalent level.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2014. For students who commenced prior to 2014, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2014 should refer to the 2014 Handbook.

Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) are required to complete coursework units totalling 100%. Coursework units are to be taken from the relevant specialisation schedule. Students may combine two of the programs by taking 50% of units from each.

Where specialisations permit, students will have the opportunity to undertake 12.5% or 25% of internship units (subject to negotiation with the course co-ordinator) as part of the Graduate Diploma. The maximum percentage of internship units able to be counted to the Graduate Diploma is 25%.

Course Structure

Asian Studies

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from*:
  • HMA416Asia Matters: China NowDetails

    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

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  • HMA417Reporting AsiaDetails

    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

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  • HMA404Guided Reading ProgramDetails

    This unit engages with key debates within Asian Studies by a close reading of 8 main texts.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMA420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ408Japan in the Twenty-first CenturyDetails

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics can include gender issues in contemporary Japan, nationalism in contemporary Japan, and minority groups in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ411The Text in Contemporary JapanDetails

    Requires students to read excerpts in the original Japanese from a selection of Japanese material by contemporary Japanese writers.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ412Japanese Applied LinguisticsDetails

    Introduces students to relevant concepts and issues of Japanese Linguistics. The unit also includes a contrastive study of Japanese and English with particular emphasis on selected areas of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMC403Guided Reading in ChineseDetails

    The aim of the Guided Reading seminar is to expose students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Chinese studies. The texts chosen may or may not be relevant to your thesis topic, but…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMN403Guided Reading in IndonesianDetails

    Exposes students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Indonesian scholarship since Independence. The texts chosen may be relevant to students' theses topics, and may also be useful in helping them decide on an…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMA453Professional Placement in AsiaDetails

    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

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  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Chinese

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from*:
  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMC420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMC403Guided Reading in ChineseDetails

    The aim of the Guided Reading seminar is to expose students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Chinese studies. The texts chosen may or may not be relevant to your thesis topic, but…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMC421Chinese 4C AdvancedDetails

    Extends work done in HMC322 to develop competence in very advanced spoken and written Chinese. Unit includes grammar lecture and online tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMC422Chinese 4D AdvancedDetails

    Extends work done in HMC421 to further develop competence in very advanced spoken and written Chinese. Unit includes grammar lecture and online tutorials in speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMC415Asian Languages Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit equips teachers with teaching strategies for primary, secondary and senior secondary language (Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese) teaching. The unit will develop both generic pedagogies and teaching skills specific to each of the three languages…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMC407Chinese Language Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit will follow on from HMC415/ HMJ416/ HMN417 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology. However it will have a greater focus on pedagogies and teaching skills that are language specific.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Classics and Medieval Studies

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from*:
  • Core Unit
  • HTC502Classical Foundations and Medieval TraditionsDetails

    Focuses on political, social and cultural connections between the classical and medieval worlds. Precise content of the unit will depend on student interest and staff availability.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • Elective Units [Choose 87.5%]
  • HTA509Advanced Studies in History DDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA510Advanced Studies in History EDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC402Seminar in Ancient CultureDetails

    Consists of a study of a major issue or issues in the study of ancient Greek and/or Roman culture, based on evidence partly in the original language/s and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTC403Seminar in Ancient HistoryDetails

    Consists of a study of a period or theme in ancient history, based on evidence partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC404Seminar in Ancient LiteratureDetails

    Consists of a study an ancient literary text or texts partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC503Complementary Study in Latin ADetails

    The unit is designed to provide a survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Latin. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC504Complementary Study in Latin BDetails

    The unit is designed to provide a survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Latin. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC505Advanced Classical Studies ADetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of classics, making use of primary sources of various varieties. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is available.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTC506Advanced Classical Studies BDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of classics, making use of primary sources of various varieties. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is available.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTG501Complementary Study in Ancient Greek ADetails

    This unit is designated to provide a rapid survey of the Ancient Greek language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Ancient Greek. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTG502Complementary Study in Ancient Greek BDetails

    This unit is designated to provide a rapid survey of the Ancient Greek language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of Ancient Greek. It includes some historical and cultural background.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • *Students may select a maximum of 25% of approved 300 level undergraduate units from the following list:
  • HTA334Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450Details

    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

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  • HTA358Renaissance & Reformation EuropeDetails

    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

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  • HTC300The World of Alexander the GreatDetails

    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

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  • HTC301Roman Republic 218-31 BCDetails

    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

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  • HTC202The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and ViceDetails

    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

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  • HTC310War and the Hero: Classical EpicDetails

    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

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  • HTC311Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical WorldDetails

    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

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  • HTC323Greek and Roman MythologyDetails

    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

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  • HTC329Love in the Ancient NovelDetails

    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

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  • HTC335Celtic and Roman BritainDetails

    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

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  • HTC336The World of the Classical GreeksDetails

    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

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English (Creative Writing)

  • HEA501Creative Writing 1Details

    This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to focus on their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work,…

    Credit Points: 37.5

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  • HEA502The Craft of Writing 1Details

    To aspiring writers, prolific American writer Stephen King offers the following advice: "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." This unit offers aspiring writers a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA601Creative Writing 2Details

    This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to continue to develop their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger…

    Credit Points: 37.5

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  • HEA602The Craft of Writing 2Details

    This unit gives students the opportunity to build on their work in HEA502, The Craft of Writing 1, and continue an individual program of reading relevant to their own creative practice. In consultation with the Unit Co-ordinator, students will determine…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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English

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from the list*, including HEA433 Literary Theory if they previously have not completed HEA330 Literary Theory:
  • HEA418The AuthorDetails

    This unit gives students the opportunity to study in depth the work of a single author. Through tracing an individual author's career we will also consider the role of the author more generally. How do authors conceive of their role?…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA421Fictions of the Far SouthDetails

    What stories have been told about the south polar continent since its existence was first hypothesized? What are the genres, themes, motifs and metaphors through which we imagine Antarctica? How have these changed with increasing access to the region? How…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA404Colonial Adventure FictionDetails

    The colonial project inspired countless stirring adventure stories - from boys' own tales of derring-do to fantastic fictions of lost races. In this unit we will read a selection of colonial adventure fictions and related criticisms in order to explore…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA408Research Methodology and Scholarly EditingDetails

    This unit aims to develop students' research and writing skills in literary studies to advanced levels. The specific focus of the unit will be on bibliographical methodologies, the practices of critical writing, the stages of a research project, and scholarly…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEA412Postcolonial NarrativesDetails

    This unit examines the ways in which postcolonial writers represent connections between traditional humanist concerns - for example, race and gender - and the 'natural' environment. Through a detailed analysis of selected works from Africa, India, Canada, the Caribbean and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA416Australian LiteratureDetails

    This advanced unit gives students the opportunity to study a selection of key Australian texts in detail and to develop an informed perspective on a current issue in Australian literary studies selected by the unit coordinator.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA417Placing FilmDetails

    This unit employs ideas of place to pose questions about the form and function of film. What principles do we use to locate films in historical, cultural and ideological contexts? What conventions manage the representation of diverse places in cinema…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA420Individual Research ProjectDetails

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA475Shakespeare's Stage: The Play of PowerDetails

    Elizabethan and Jacobean players were largely excluded from earning a living within the boundaries of respectable London. Instead they entertained the city from its margins, with plays of remarkable violence, wit and sensuality. Their theatre survived by reshaping narratives of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HEA433Literary TheoryDetails

    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

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  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

History

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from*:
  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.
  • HTA502Nineteenth Century TasmaniaDetails

    Examines the political, social, economic and environmental history of Tasmania in the long nineteenth century. Themes include the nature of the convict system, relations with Aborigines, the anti-transportation movement and its legacy, the achievement of self-government, the role of women,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA503Advanced Studies in History ADetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA504Advanced Studies in History BDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA505Advanced Studies in History CDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA508Historical Research Methods and Sources BDetails

    This unit provides currently enrolled research higher degree students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians and researchers in other disciplines.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA509Advanced Studies in History DDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA510Advanced Studies in History EDetails

    This unit allows advanced study of a selected field of history, making use of primary sources and engaging with cutting edge scholarship. The student selects a field from the fields taught in the semester and for which expert supervision is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA506Historical Research Methods and Sources ADetails

    This unit provides postgraduate coursework students with an introduction to historical research methods and strategies and to various primary sources relevant to historians whether working in Tasmanian or other history.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA402The Practice of HistoryDetails

    This unit is a compulsory part of the History Honours program. It inducts students into the historian's craft and the professional practice of history. It aims to impart some basic research skills and introduce students to some issues of theory…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA420History Honours Special ProjectDetails

    This unit is available to History postgraduate coursework students, subject to School approval. This unit is NOT available to History Honours students. In the History Honours Special Project students complete, under supervision, a 5,000 word research essay on an approved…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA412Honours Seminar in History ADetails

    The Honours Seminar in History A involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA413Honours Seminar in History BDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History B involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA507Discovering HistoryDetails

    This unit will help teachers convey an understanding of the past to students and do so by the development of historical skills and historical thinking and by building confidence in analysing and reading a variety of sources. The new Australian…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA414Honours Seminar in History CDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History C involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA415Honours Seminar in History DDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History D involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA605Professional PlacementDetails

    Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTA606Professional Placement ADetails

    Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA607Professional Placement BDetails

    Students undertake a workplace-based research project that critically assesses a selected humanities or social science problem. The project must be approved by the School's program co-ordinator prior to commencement.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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Indonesian

  • Students enrol in coursework units totalling 100% from*:
  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMN403Guided Reading in IndonesianDetails

    Exposes students to a range of important texts which have contributed to the field of Indonesian scholarship since Independence. The texts chosen may be relevant to students' theses topics, and may also be useful in helping them decide on an…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMN415Indonesian 3C AdvancedDetails

    Develops the students' skill in reading Indonesian and their ability to discuss, in Indonesian, topics based on this reading. In addition to works assigned to them, students may choose articles or books of personal, academic and professional interest. Regular comprehension…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMN416Indonesian 3D AdvancedDetails

    Develops the students' skill in reading Indonesian and their ability to discuss, in Indonesian, topics based on this reading. In addition to works assigned to them, students may choose articles or books of personal, academic and professional interest. Regular comprehension…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN417Asian Languages Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit equips teachers with teaching strategies for primary, secondary and senior secondary language (Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese) teaching. The unit will develop both generic pedagogies and teaching skills specific to each of the three languages…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN407Indonesian 4ADetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Indonesian texts of different styles and registers write in formal Indonesian in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Indonesian on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN408Indonesian 4BDetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Indonesian texts of different styles and registers write in formal Indonesian in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Indonesian on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN409Indonesian 4CDetails

    This unit follows on from Indonesian 4A and 4B and continues the development of higher level language skills, including the ability to read Indonesian texts of different styles and registers write in formal Indonesian in a nuanced style hold analytical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN410Indonesian 4DDetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Indonesian texts of different styles and registers write in formal Indonesian in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Indonesian on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMN411Indonesian Language Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit will follow on from HMC415/ HMJ416/ HMN417 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology. However it will have a greater focus on pedagogies and teaching skills that are language specific.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Japanese

  • HMJ408Japan in the Twenty-first CenturyDetails

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics can include gender issues in contemporary Japan, nationalism in contemporary Japan, and minority groups in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ409Guided Reading in JapaneseDetails

    This unit offers a program of guided reading generally related to a future thesis topic although graduate certificate and diploma students may also undertake the unit to expand their specialist knowledge of Japanese society and culture…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ411The Text in Contemporary JapanDetails

    Requires students to read excerpts in the original Japanese from a selection of Japanese material by contemporary Japanese writers.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ412Japanese Applied LinguisticsDetails

    Introduces students to relevant concepts and issues of Japanese Linguistics. The unit also includes a contrastive study of Japanese and English with particular emphasis on selected areas of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ435Introduction to Professional Japanese TranslationDetails

    An introduction to translation practice across a range of genres including academic and literary materials.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ437Japanese-English, English-Japanese InterpretingDetails

    Designed for advanced students of Japanese to provide basic vocational training in the skills of interpreting from Japanese to English, and English to Japanese. Students are required to master specialised vocabulary, honorific expressions and the conventions of speech and behaviour…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ416Asian Languages Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit equips teachers with teaching strategies for primary, secondary and senior secondary language (Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese) teaching. The unit will develop both generic pedagogies and teaching skills specific to each of the three languages…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ403Japanese 4ADetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Japanese texts of different styles and registers write in formal Japanese in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Japanese on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ404Japanese 4BDetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Japanese texts of different styles and registers write in formal Japanese in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Japanese on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ405Japanese 4CDetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Japanese texts of different styles and registers write in formal Japanese in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Japanese on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ406Japanese 4DDetails

    This unit develops higher level language skills, including the ability to read Japanese texts of different styles and registers write in formal Japanese in a nuanced style hold analytical discussions in sophisticated Japanese on a wide range of topics and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ407Japanese Language Teaching MethodologyDetails

    This unit will follow on from HMC415/ HMJ416/ HMN417 Asian Languages Teaching Methodology. However it will have a greater focus on pedagogies and teaching skills that are language specific.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • * Up to 25% of units may be taken from undergraduate third year units in this or a related discipline; Up to 25% of units may be taken from a related postgraduate coursework area, with the agreement of the Head of School or program coordinator.

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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Course Rules


Entry

1. The Faculty of Arts may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation/s) a person who:

a. has qualified for admission to a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent in the University of Tasmania; or

b. holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty of Arts for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty of Arts to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph [a]; or

c. in exceptional circumstances, as approved by the Faculty, has qualifications and/or relevant work experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

2. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two semesters of full-time study [or its equivalent] and not more than four calendar years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass units totalling 100% from the accompanying Schedule in either one discipline or a joint course of study in two disciplines.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules of units for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation/s) accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in Schedule of units for the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation/s).

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 25% weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.

Miscellaneous

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2009 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently and to any candidates who, having commenced their studies for the Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, Master of Asian Studies, Graduate Diploma in Humanities, or Graduate Diploma in Languages prior to that date, have not passed in any units towards these awards by that date.

12. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, Master of Asian Studies, Graduate Diploma in Humanities, or Graduate Diploma in Languages under the specifications in force prior to 1 January 2008 will be entitled to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation) with full equivalent credit, or to graduate in accordance with those award specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.

13. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

14. The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Diploma in Arts (Specialisation/s) shall be GradDipArts(Spec/s)