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                        Study Abroad Course and Syllabus Guide 2019

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Table of Contents
Welcome ................................................................................................................................................. 3
Important Course and Enrolment Information ......................................................................................... 4
School of Arts & Sciences ......................................................................................................................... 6
Applied Psychology .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Communications ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Counselling ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
English Literature............................................................................................................................................................................................ 11
History ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Mathematics ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Politics and International Relations ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
Social Justice ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Sociology ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
Spanish................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Theatre Studies ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 20
Writing ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21
School of Business ................................................................................................................................. 22
Accounting, Economics & Finance ............................................................................................................................................................ 22
School of Education ............................................................................................................................... 31
School of Law ........................................................................................................................................ 32
School of Nursing .................................................................................................................................. 38
School of Philosophy & Theology ........................................................................................................... 44
Core Curriculum ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Philosophy .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 44
Theology .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46

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Welcome
A Study Abroad experience is without doubt a great opportunity to see the world, appeal to your adventurous side and step beyond your
comfort zone. You will experience new horizons, make new and life-long friends, and immerse yourself in a different culture all whilst
completing your degree. Feedback from students who have undertaken such an experience has been overwhelmingly positive with many
believing it to be one of the best experiences they have ever encountered. Students return home intellectually and culturally enriched,
invigorated with their study and imbued with new knowledge and skills.

The University of Notre Dame Australia has a long-established record of Study Abroad exchanges. Needless to say, Sydney is one of the
world’s great cities, offering the best in cultural, gastronomic and recreational activities. It has unsurpassed libraries and museums, beaches
and concert halls, perhaps none as famous as the Sydney Opera House itself! But Sydney is also a gateway to many regions and sites,
offering the very best in diving, exploration and bushwalking, from Jervis Bay to the Blue Mountains.

Institutionally, Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus offers the highest quality education in an intimate environment. Set in what is informally
known as the university precinct in Broadway, only minutes from the CBD and with a second facility in Darlinghurst in the heart of Oxford
Street, Notre Dame’s Sydney campuses are bustling with students and activities, but the classes are delivered in small sizes, where
pastoral care and individual attention dominate. In 2019 the Sydney Campus will offer exciting courses in Arts & Sciences, Business,
Education, Law, Nursing and Philosophy & Theology, delivered by award winning staff and through a philosophy that guarantees learning is
connected to real-life experiences and needs. Application must be made through your own university’s Study Abroad / International Studies
Office.

We invite you to read this Course Guide and Syllabus to explore the range of (classes) available during 2019. We encourage you to
consider courses of study that have an Australasian focus in order to enhance your Study Abroad academic experience.

We ask that you complete your enrolment (registration) and select five first preference courses and five second preference courses, which
are approved by your Program Coordinator. If there are any schedule/timetable clashes then your second preference courses will be
substituted.

Further information is available on the University of Notre Dame Australia website notredame.edu.au or by contacting alanna.harmey
@nd.edu.au. We wish you well with your planning and look forward to meeting you.

Professor Peta Sanderson
Pro Vice Chancellor, International

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Important Course and Enrolment Information
Academic Qualification
Students are required to be in good academic standing with their home University and to have completed at least a year of study. They
should check with their home University as to minimum academic required.

Program Duration and Study Load
Students who are eligible may study abroad for one or two semesters in the Study Abroad-Semester Abroad (NON-AQF Award) or the
Study Abroad-Year Abroad (NON-AQF Award) program. Students usually take 125 units of credit per semester, but may take 100 units of
credit with the approval of their home University. One hundred units of credit per semester is the minimum number of courses required to
satisfy visa regulations and course requirements.

Course Offerings
The University reserves the right to cancel courses on offer if student numbers are insufficient.
Please note courses are subject to unavailability without notice.

Semester 1 (S1): February to June 2019

Semester 2 (S2): July to November 2019

University Certificate Programs
The University of Notre Dame Australia “Certificate” Program is accredited under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
(TEQSA). While this program may be used for articulation or credit against future study, undergraduate level Certificates issued by
universities in Australia are not qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The University of Notre Dame Australia offers Study Abroad students the option of taking one of several programs of study, to obtain a
University Certificate in an area of specialisation. On the Sydney Campus, only the University Certificate in International Studies is available.
This University Certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete an approved program of study that has included at least 5
courses.

English Language Entry Requirements
Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate English language competency appropriate to the level stipulated
for their nominated program, before an offer is made. Many of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs require an IELTS (Academic)
overall score of 7.0 and no sub-score lower than 6.5. Please note some courses require a higher score (e.g. Education, Nursing, Laws).

Enrolment (Registration) and Course Level
Most study abroad students must select 125 units of credit for the semester (15 U.S. credit hours). Unless specified otherwise, courses in
the handbook are worth 25 units of credit
Courses with a 100 (or 1000) designation in their code are generally introductory level courses designed for the first year of an
undergraduate program, or for students requiring an introduction to a particular discipline. Generally, these 100 (or 1000) courses do not
have pre-requisites. Normally students would take only one of these courses. Courses with a 200 (or 2000) code are generally second year
level courses of a three-year degree while 300 (or 3000) coded courses are usually final year courses. The usual pattern of enrolment for
US students would be:
     •    one course at 1000 level;
     •    at least one course at 3000 level, and;
     •    the remainder at either 2000 or 3000 level.

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Pre-requisites for any Courses
     •    Courses at the 100 (or 1000) level do not usually have pre-requisites.
     •    Where pre-requisites apply, an equivalent course will be accepted.
     •    Course descriptions of pre-requisite courses may be found on the University of Notre Dame website via the search tool.

Competitive enrolment
Where enrolment into courses is competitive, “competitive enrolment” is marked alongside the course. Early indications of your interest
should therefore be made to the Study Abroad Office by emailing: studyabroad@nd.edu.au immediately. Application can then be made on
your behalf for a place.

Subject to numbers
Some courses will only be run if a sufficient number of students enrol in them. These are marked “Subject to Numbers”. If you are interested
in these courses, please email: fremantle.studyabroad@nd.edu.au immediately so that application may be made on your behalf for
placement.

To Be Advised
Details of some new courses or existing courses under review are marked ‘To be advised’. If you are interested in one or
other of these courses, please email: Sydney.studyabroad@nd.edu.au.

Enrolment form
Please ensure that your enrolment form is handed to your Study Abroad Coordinator in time for emailing to the Study Abroad Office
(fremantle.studyabroad@nd.edu.au) together with your application to study at the University of Notre Dame Australia, or at your earliest
convenience. Students should select five courses, plus five alternatives, in case there is a timetable clash arising from last minute changes.
The timetable will not be published until the end of January (S1) and June (S2).

We will assist you with any enrolment finalisation that needs to be done after arrival. Once classes commence, you have 2 weeks to make
changes to your enrolment without penalty.

Your enrolment will be considered fixed once classes commence in week 3 of the semester (i.e. the last add/drop date is the last day of
week 2). After that date withdrawal from a course will result in financial and/or academic penalties.

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School of Arts & Sciences

Applied Psychology                                                PSYC2210 Social Psychology
                                                                  Available: Semester 1
                                                                  Pre-requisites: PSYC1030 & PSYC1040
PSYC1030 Introduction to Applied
Psychology A                                                      This course is an examination of the effects of the group and
                                                                  the social context on individual cognitions, affective states
Available: Semester 1
                                                                  and behaviours. The social context includes the actual
Pre-requisites: Nil                                               physical presence of others as well as the effects of those
This course encourages students to explore and appreciate         who are imagined to be present and/or are symbolised by
the scope of scientific approach to the understanding of          internal representations such as norms and values. Social
human behaviour and experience. Several areas included in         psychology seeks to explain social behaviours and therefore
this course emphasise the importance of the interacting           focuses heavily on the inter-personal realm. This course will
nature of body and mind, social and cultural context, and the     explore the major social psychological theories and their
evolutionary process in the emergence of human nature. The        application to the individual, relational, and community
theoretical diversity and its application in psychology and its   contexts relative to their influence on individual behaviour. It
influence are considered central to behavioural sciences.         will include critical examination of one’s own social context in
                                                                  order to understand the impact of worldview, values, attitudes
                                                                  and social subjectivity.
PSYC1040 Introduction to Applied
Psychology B
                                                                  PSYC3000 Modes of Psychological
Available: Semester 2
                                                                  Intervention
Pre-requisites: Nil
                                                                  Available: Semester 2
In this course, students learn to differentiate between the
                                                                  Pre-requisites: PSYC3330 for Applied Psychology major
commonsense and the scientific approach to understanding
                                                                  only
human behaviour and experience. Several areas included in
this course emphasise the importance of diversity of              This course introduces students to the major schools of
perspectives, models, and theories of learning, memory,           clinical therapeutic psychology: psychodynamic, cognitive-
language, intelligence, emotions, motivations, perception,        behavioural, and humanistic. The key principles, techniques,
consciousness, and the interaction of environment and             and underlying philosophical viewpoints of each of these
heredity. This course also traces and highlights the influence    ‘schools’ of intervention will be investigated and applied (in
of the western philosophical ideas on psychology and              common) to selected clinical examples. Recent
encourages students to make connections between the               developments within these paradigms, for example,
individual, the relation, and the community levels of             Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Brief Psychodynamic
interaction.                                                      Therapy, will also be studied so that students gain an
                                                                  appreciation of the developmental nature of these paradigms.

PSYC2170 Developmental Psychology
Available: Semester 1
Pre-requisites: PSYC1030 & PSYC1040
This course examines human development from conception,
through childhood, adolescence, adulthood and death.
Topics include the following areas of developmental
psychology: biological, cognitive, perceptual-motor, social,
emotional, and moral development. The complex interaction
of factors affecting both typical and atypical development will
be examined.

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PSYC3030 Special Topics in Applied                                 PSYC3330 Abnormal Psychology
Psychology A                                                       Available: Semester 2
Available: Semester 1                                              Pre-requisites: Completion of 1st Year Arts
Pre-requisites: PSYC1030, PSYC1040, PSYC2210 &                     In this course, there is a focus on paradigms and an overview
PSYC3330                                                           of experimental and clinical findings to the understanding and
This course will explore special interest topics at an             treatment of psychopathology. The course emphasises that
advanced level in the area of Applied Psychology, offering         the understanding of psychopathology is challenging and
critical engagement with cutting edge research and                 continues to evolve. A multidimensional integrative approach
innovation and in-depth examination of contemporary                is proposed and applied to a range of psychopathologies.
perspectives on and interpretation of recent trends in the field
of applied psychology. Topics may include, for example:
forensic or criminal psychology, organisational psychology,
advanced topics in abnormal psychology, advanced topics in
social psychology, the psychology of terrorism,
environmental psychology, or issues in pastoral psychology.

PSYC3050 Special Topics in Applied
Psychology B
Available: Semester 2
Pre-requisites: PSYC1030, PSYC1040, PSYC2210 &
PSYC3330
This course will explore special interest topics at an
advanced level in the area of applied psychology, offering
critical engagement with cutting-edge research and
innovation and in-depth examination of contemporary
perspectives on, and interpretation of, recent trends in the
field of applied psychology. Topics may include forensic or
criminal psychology, organisational psychology, advanced
topics in abnormal psychology, advanced topics in social
psychology, the psychology of terrorism, environmental
psychology, or issues in pastoral psychology.

PSYC3060 Personality Psychology
Available: Semester 1
Pre-requisites: PS2210 & PS3330
This course investigates descriptive and causal aspects of
personality and individual difference. The course considers
how theories explain specific issues such as the
unconscious, the self, personality change, the effect of early
childhood experiences, and the effect of motivation on
personality. Major approaches to the study and assessment
of personality are explored. The application of contemporary
theories to organisational behavior and abnormal psychology
are also considered.

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Communications                                                      COMM2010 Production: Creative Advertising
                                                                    Available: Semester 1

COMM1060 Media and Society                                          Pre-requisites: Successful completion of first year of study
                                                                    in Arts or Communications
Available: Semester 1
Pre-requisite: Nil                                                  This course explores the creative dimensions of advertising.
                                                                    Students will be taught methodologies to deliver creative
This course explores how media texts engage the media               content. They will develop advertising concepts and explore
consumer and influences the consumer’s notion of reality. It        the production dimensions of advertising beyond the
will enable students to consider their own way of thinking          storyboard. Students will develop creative concepts for
about the media and society. Media theory will enable               advertising campaigns, engage imaginatively with agency
students to use analytical principles to deconstruct and            briefs, and work with advertising professionals to develop
analyse the media. Students will be encouraged to read print        their skills. This course will be of interest to students seeking
media, listen to radio, browse the Internet and watch               to enter either the strategic or creative side of the advertising
television through critical eyes, appreciating the art, skill and   and communications industry.
power of media representations.

                                                                    COMM2020 Screenwriting
COMM1210 Introduction to Screen Production
                                                                    Available: Semester 2
Available: Semester 1
                                                                    Pre-requisites: Successful completion of first year of study
Pre-requisite: Nil                                                  in Arts or Communications
This course introduces students to the basic skills and             This course introduces the student to the fundamental
theories required in the production of film and television.         building blocks of screenwriting with a focus on the art of
Students will research, write, shoot and edit short videos          story creation. From the conception of the seed idea, the
using the latest digital technology.                                structuring of a storyline, to the development of a treatment,
                                                                    this course considers the principle that skillful story making is
COMM1420 Introduction to Journalism                                 the indispensable foundation of a successful script. Students
                                                                    are expected to participate in workshop exercises, analysis
Available: Semester 1
                                                                    of films and stories, and produce a volume of creative writing
Pre-requisites: Nil
                                                                    culminating in the submission of a detailed short screenplay.
This course is an introduction to print journalism. It covers
how to gather information and craft simple, clear and
effective writing for newspapers, online and press releases.
                                                                    COMM2030 Language of Film
Students will learn basic interviewing skills, practice the         Available: Semester 1
traditional news writing formats and develop an                     Pre-requisites: Successful completion of first year of study
understanding of core news values. This course will also            in Arts or Communications
introduce students to newsroom procedures to help them              This course will introduce students to the lexicon of film and
develop an understanding of how to produce accurate,                the diverse techniques through which films generate
ethical and newsworthy reports that fulfill the demands of          meaning. The course will encompass major movements in
news culture.                                                       film history and theory: Silent to Sound, Auteur and Genre
                                                                    Theory. Transnational Cinemas, and the Digital Revolution in
                                                                    Cinema. It will challenge students to think analytically about
                                                                    the ways in which films construct meaning, include the uses
                                                                    of cinematography, editing, art direction, screenplay and
                                                                    sound. The course will denaturalize and deconstruct the
                                                                    proverbial magic of the silver screen, firmly locating film
                                                                    within its culture and ideological discourses. This course is
                                                                    specifically designed to equip students with the analytical
                                                                    tools required for the Film and Screen Production major and
                                                                    is, therefore, a prerequisite for a number of upper level
                                                                    Communications and Media courses.

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COMM2150 Screen Production: Skills and                              COMM2340 Journalism: Theory and Practice
Practice                                                            Available: Semester 1
Available: Semester 1                                               Pre-requisite: COMM1420 Introduction to Journalism
Pre-requisites: COMM1210                                            This course builds on the theories and practices of journalism
This course provides students with an opportunity to develop        introduced to students in CO142 Introduction to Journalism.
further skills in screen production. Using industry standard        Students of this course further develop such practical skills as
techniques, students collaborate in workshops which focus           research and interviewing, as well as continue their learning
on camera use, lighting, sound, editing and production              in writing for print, broadcast and online journalism. This
management. This course provides essential skills for those         course also includes higher level considerations of journalism
students who wish to pursue further screen production               theory, including the application of media ethics and law,
courses in the specialisation.                                      and the role of the media as the ‘Fourth Estate’. Students are
                                                                    encouraged to contribute to online and print publications as
                                                                    an outcome of their participation in this course.
COMM2300 Digital Media Production
Available: Semester 2
                                                                    COMM3000 News and Current Affairs
Pre-requisites: Offered to 1st year students only
                                                                    Available: Semester 1
This course introduces students to the field of digital media
                                                                    Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year OR COMM1060,
production. It aims to develop core competencies in the
                                                                    COMM1420 & COMM2340
design and production of digital media that will enable
students to participate effectively in a range of digital           This course investigates news and current affairs from a
environments. Skills will be taught in a media lab. Students        media studies perspective. Using the tools of critical and
will work individually and within groups on creative media          cultural analysis, students will investigate news narratives
works, including video, audio and web design. The course is         and codes of dramatic representation across a range of
informed by recent transformations in media technologies,           media platforms. Topics include the evolution of media
media convergence and participatory culture.                        theories, media and cultural identity, critical race studies,
                                                                    active news audiences and news communities, as well as
                                                                    the role of technology in shaping global news narratives and
COMM2330 Journalism for Television and                              the future of the news.
Video
Available: Semester 2                                               COMM3040 Feature Writing
Prerequisite: COMM1420 Co-requisite: COMM2340                       Available: Semester 1
Journalism for Television and Video focuses on the theory           Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year
and practice of electronic journalism. It teaches the skills        This course introduces students to longer form journalism,
required in television and new media reporting including            focusing on the production of features in print and online.
planning, researching, filming, editing, scripting, interviewing,   Students will build their reporting and writing skills by
voice work and presentation. This course complements                pursuing stories in greater depth and from new creative
screen and print media courses, and equips students for             perspectives. Critical analysis of the variety of feature stories
advanced studies in journalism and media. It will also look at      is central to the course. This course aims to build students’
the legal and ethical aspects of television and video               knowledge of the structures and styles available to the
journalism.                                                         writer, including voice, language, narrative technique, and -
                                                                    where appropriate - the use of images and sound.

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COMM3050 Media Ethics and Law                                    COMM3620 World Cinema
Available: Semester 2                                            Available: Semester 2
Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year                            Pre-requisite: COMM2030
The media is shaped by laws, regulations and ethical codes,      This course will examine a wide range of cinema to consider
which reflect underlying political, social, cultural and         different approaches to the manufacture and analysis of
economic debates. This course explores these debates and         film. Students will explore how film developed over the
how they have shaped issues such as freedom of speech,           twentieth century as a form of popular culture, examine the
censorship, defamation, vilification, copyright and privacy.     range of styles, theories and technologies which have since
Students will investigate and compare different regulatory       influenced its development, assess the conflict which it has
approaches, examine current legal and ethical debates, and       often provoked and examine the rapidly changing landscape
discuss what our assumptions about media law and ethics          of twenty-first century cinematic production. The emphasis
tell us about ourselves and our society.                         of this course is on cinema as an art, as a critical element in
                                                                 popular culture and as a product of a creative industry.

COMM3300 Documentary Studies
Available: Semester 2                                            COMM3700 Radio Journalism
Pre-requisite: COMM1060                                          Available: Semester 1

This course will examine the development of the                  Pre-requisite: COMM1420, COMM2330 & COMM1210
documentary from its origins to the present day. Students will   This course looks at radio broadcast theory, practice, ethics
explore theoretical and practical issues related to screen       and journalism, as well as the uniqueness of radio in a
documentary through readings, screenings and class               rapidly evolving media environment. Here students will
discussions. Case studies will range from cinema vérité and      examine the socio‐cultural function of radio, past and
expository documentary through to mock documentary and           present. A largely practical course, students will learn to
emerging modes. Major documentary theorists and                  research, plan and produce radio broadcast material. An
practitioners will be considered, as will underlying issues      advanced course in skills and theory, this course is an
ranging from ethical considerations involved in representing     excellent addition to a student’s journalism and media
reality and other cultures, to the place of documentary in a     studies. With its attention to the digital collection and editing
future of global and technological convergence.                  of audio content, this course is also a productive companion
                                                                 to a student’s specialisation in film and screen production.

COMM3510 Advertising and Society
Available: Semester 1                                            Counselling
                                   st
Pre-requisite: Completion of 1 Year
This course will examine the communication process               COUN1003 Theories and Approaches to
between media text and audience at an advanced level. In         Counselling
this course we will take a critical look at some of the major
                                                                 Available: Semester 1
theoretical issues in communication studies, with a special
emphasis on the persuasive power of media. The course will       Pre-requisites: nil
include a detailed study of persuasion in advertising, as well   Counsellors need to be familiar with the philosophical and
as a broader look at the communication process at work in a      theoretical approaches, which guide their practice. Many
range of media texts. Our own role in this communication         different approaches are used in counselling, depending on
process, as analysts, consumers, and/or fans, will be            how the client presents with his or her problem. This course
considered as part of a constant attempt to bring issues of      addresses a broad range of theories, including:
readership into the analytical equation.                         Psychoanalytic Theory, Existential Therapy, Gestalt
                                                                 Therapy, and Behavioural approaches.

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COUN1004 Counselling Skills Training 1                             COUN3170 Professional, Legal and Ethical
Available: Semester 2                                              Issues in Counselling
Pre-requisites: Nil                                                Available: Semester 1
In this course students learn and perform key interviewing         Pre-requisites: COUN1003
skills using a micro skills hierarchy: listening, asking           This course introduces students to important issues relating
questions, reflecting, clarifying, challenging, and structuring    to the ethical and legal nature of professional practice in
an interview session. The micro skills hierarchy is designed       counselling. Ethics of professional practice will be examined
to draw out client stories and issues through a basic listening    through a variety of Codes, which will, in turn, be analysed
sequence, leading to client change and positive action.            and applied to highlight ethical obligations. Issues related to
                                                                   the work of the professional counsellor such as interviewing,
COUN2010 Counselling Couples and Families                          confidentiality, report writing, record keeping and access,
                                                                   mandatory reporting, supervision and case preparation will
Available: Semester 2
                                                                   also be considered. Statutory and legal obligations on the
Pre-requisites: COUN1003 & COUN1004                                counsellor within the frameworks of Australia will be covered.
This course examines counselling issues that relate to
working with couples and groups. Couples counselling will be
taught using systems, developmental, cognitive and                 English Literature
behavioural models. It will address common couples issues
such as intimacy, sexuality, marital conflict, affairs,            ENGL1020 The Western Literary Tradition
ambivalence and communication difficulties in relationships.
                                                                   Available: Semester 1
Introduction to group theory and group function will be
explored and reflected upon including the management of            Pre-requisites: Nil
groups, therapeutic factors, psychodynamic and                     This course places emphasis on the development & critical
interpersonal principles and leadership issues.                    analysis of literary forms & genres. It includes representative
                                                                   selections from poetry, drama & fiction, from Chaucer to the
                                                                   turn of the 19th century, provide students with a broad
COUN3150 Counselling the Older Adult
                                                                   background to Literature in English. Students who complete
Available: Semester 1                                              the course successfully are in a sound position to make
Pre-requisites: COUN1003                                           appropriate choices of courses for further study of
With the realisation that older people play an important role in   Literatures in English.
our society, and in fact, will soon outnumber younger people,
more attention has been allocated to their changing needs          ENGL1040 World Literatures Today
and how services can be provided that will be of benefit to
                                                                   Available: Semester 2
individuals and to the communities in which they live.
Gerontology students are increasing in number and scope,           Pre-requisite: Nil
and there is a greater acknowledgement and growing                 A variety of oral and written texts in English provides an
awareness that the provision of specialist services, such as       introduction to the richness and diversity of the Literature
counselling, can significantly increase the quality of life and    program at Notre Dame Australia. Texts from different
sense of well being enjoyed by this important section of our       countries across the world are incorporated in the course.
society. This course will explore the attributes, knowledge        Students consider contemporary issues such as race,
and skills needed to be an effective counsellor with the older     ethnicity and gender, and the way meanings are constructed
person.                                                            from a vast and disparate body of writing in the context of the
                                                                   global village. The course also offers a basic introduction to
                                                                   Literary Theory.

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ENGL1050 Theory and Practice of Modern                            ENGL3160 Australian Literature and the Post-
Theatre                                                           Colonial Challenge
Available: Semester 1                                             Available: Semester 1
Pre-requisites: Nil                                               Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
This course will examine popular dramatic forms from the mid      A focus on exciting and innovative developments in
nineteenth century to the more contemporary plays of the          Australian fiction, poetry and drama since is a feature of this
early twentieth century. It will examine realism and naturalism   course. A study is made of the movement away from the
and the audience reaction to it and how social change and         intense nationalism and the realism characteristic of
pressure lead on to Expressionism, Surrealism, Absurdism          Australian literature in the early years of the twentieth
and Epic Theatre. There will be a focus on critical analysis of   century. Students consider the ways in which the spiritual
texts as well as opportunities to further enhance                 and cultural uncertainties of contemporary Australian life are
understanding through performance. Teaching mode will             reflected in the literature and film of the period and explore
comprise of lectures, tutorials and performance workshops.        contemporary attitudes to history, myth, memory, imagination
                                                                  and a changing awareness of 'place' in the national
                                                                  consciousness.
ENGL3040 Modernism and the Avant-Garde
Available: Semester 2
Pre-requisites: Completion of 1st Year Arts
                                                                  ENGL3310 Classical and Romantic Poetry
                                                                  Available: Semester 2
This course explores the dynamic upheavals and literary
experiments of the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth           Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
centuries. Through readings of these and other texts,             This course covers the period in English poetry from the
including philosophy and cinema, the course considers the         Elizabethan age to the early decades of the twentieth
various influences of key modernist movements such as             century. Representative forms and genres are considered,
imagism and surrealism and stylistic innovations such as          including epic, narrative and lyrical poetry and the nature and
stream of consciousness. It will also explore the intersections   purpose of verse satire. The course includes a study of the
between modernism and avant-garde culture in Europe, and          social and intellectual context of English poetry during this
includes a study of themes such as Imperialism, the Great         period.
War, the crisis in representation and shifting gender relations
in the modernist period.
                                                                  ENGL3410/THTR3410 Drama in the Age of
                                                                  Shakespeare
ENGL3060 Australian Theatre                                       Available: Semester 1
Available: Semester 2
                                                                  Pre-requisite: Successful completion of first year of study
Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts                        in Arts
This course examines some of the greatest examples of             This course involves a close study of a significant number of
Australian theatre from the mid‐nineteenth century to the         Shakespeare’s histories, tragedies and comedies. These
present day. Students explore dramatic styles employed by         plays are considered in the context of the variety of
Australian playwrights and the power of theatre in Australian     Elizabethan and Jacobean stages for which they were
literary and popular culture, and may also consider how they      written, and on which they were performed. The plays of
compare to the creative works of Australian cinema and            Shakespeare are studied in the context of the comedies and
television. Students also examine how Australian plays            tragedies of some of his contemporaries.
express a variety of important themes, in what fashion they
might be an expression of history and culture, and how they
reflect our society.

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History                                                           HIST1001 Making Australian History
                                                                  Available: Semester 2

HIST1000 A History of Western Civilization                        Pre-requisite: Nil

Available: Semester 1                                             This course begins by looking at the social, environmental
Pre-requisites: Nil                                               and military consequences of the 18th century decision to
                                                                  build a British convict society on aboriginal land. To what
This course looks at the rise of what we commonly refer to as     extent were the colonists successful in recreating the political
‘Western Civilization’. Tracing the development of such early     world and social inequalities of British society in the
urban societies as Egypt and Mesopotamia to the                   antipodes? How did the Australian people forge a new
development of Ancient Greece and the relentless advance          identity in the land that Wentworth called a ‘New Britannia’
of the Roman Empire, we examine the connections between           and Henry Lawson described as a ‘young tree green’. This
these societies, why they rose to such magnificent heights        course turns common perceptions about Australian history on
and why they so often collapsed amid civil war, social decay      its head, searching for the origins of modern Australian
and political upheaval. We also examine the complex side of       identity in the tumultuous, inspiring and extraordinary stories
our civilization’s origins, looking at the coming of the          of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century Australia. In
barbarians, the impact of the Crusades, the trials of the         addition to this, students will consider such fundamental
medieval period and the dissent and Reformation of the            issues as the politics and manufacture of history in Australia,
Renaissance age. The course ends by following the                 the use of evidence and sources by historians, and the skills
expansion of Europe’s empires across the world, initiated by      and practice of history itself. This course is ideally suited to
the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the new world, as           students planning to take a major in history or preparing to
well as the Twentieth Century descent of Europe into war and      teach within the national curriculum framework, and will be a
chaos. HY1000 examines the assumptions that underpin our          useful elective to complement studies in a wide range of
perceptions of ourselves and explores what it means to be         disciplines offered by the University.
‘civilized’ and ‘western’. In addition to this, students will
consider such fundamental issues as the politics and
manufacture of western history, the use of evidence and           HIST2002 Ancient Worlds
sources by historians, and the skills and practice of history     Available: Semester 1
itself. This course is ideally suited to students planning to     Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
take a major in history or preparing to teach within the
                                                                  The course explores various civilisations of the ancient and
national curriculum framework, and will be a useful elective to
                                                                  may focus on regions such as Ancient Mesopotamia, the
complement studies in a wide range of disciplines offered by
                                                                  Mediterranean, Oceania, Europe, Asia and the Americas. It is
the University.
                                                                  multi-disciplinary in nature, incorporating various approaches
                                                                  drawn from archaeology, anthropology, art history, classics
                                                                  and ancient history. It seeks to interrogate the connections
                                                                  between the various regions of the ancient world while
                                                                  recognising and examining the diversity and distinctiveness
                                                                  of world cultures and the individuals and groups which
                                                                  comprised them. Ancient Worlds also critically examines
                                                                  contemporary concerns about globalisation and
                                                                  communication by investigating the interactions of ancient
                                                                  peoples and their changing relationships over time. The
                                                                  course further encourages meaningful discussion on what it
                                                                  means to be human and share a common history in the 21st
                                                                  century. The course provides a strong contextual framework
                                                                  for history majors and minors at UNDA and meets the needs
                                                                  of secondary education students seeking accreditation in
                                                                  teaching ancient history.

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HIST2005 Age of Empire and Revolution:                                HIST2023 Making History and the Politics of
Europe 1789 – 1989                                                    the Past
Available: Semester 2                                                 Available: Semester 2
Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts                            Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
In ‘The Age of Empire and Revolution in Europe, 1789-1989’            ‘History is often in the headlines,' writes Graeme Davison.
students will consider how the ideals of western civilisation         'Never before, perhaps, have historians occupied as
were challenged, tested and transformed in the modern age.            prominent a place in Australian public life'. He is right, of
From the rise of the French Revolution to the fall of the Berlin      course. Many of us have watched in the past two decades
Wall, the impact of such ideologies as democracy,                     as the nation's writers, politicians, journalists, economists and
communism and fascism will be compared and examined.                  other leaders have been embroiled in the so-called 'History
Key events will also be considered, including critical                Wars'. So much is at stake. Those who write the past, own
examples of revolution and war. Students will draw on a rich          the past; and those who own the past help determine the
range of source materials to examine the many human                   future. This course will explore the controversial relationship
stories, political activity and ideological extremes of modern        between historians, cultural critics, politicians, educators and
Europe.                                                               other civic leaders. It considers the manufacture of history in
                                                                      Australia and abroad, and tests the values, theories and
                                                                      ideologies which infuse our understanding of the past.
HIST2010 Australia and the Asia Pacific: From
Past to Present
                                                                      HIST2026 The European Middle Ages, c.450 –
Available: Semester 1
Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
                                                                      c.1250
                                                                      Available: Semester 2
This course explores Australia's changing relationship with
the Asia Pacific region, from colonial times to the present. It       Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
will historically interrogate the cultural, political, imperial and   The European Middle Ages offers an overview of this
economic dimensions of this complex and evolving                      fascinating and fundamental period of Western Civilisation.
relationship, from Japan to Viet Nam, New Zealand to Papua            This course develops key understandings of the foundational
and New Guinea. Students will be encouraged to think                  moments in Western, and particularly Christian, history by
critically about the historiography, analyse textual and media        studying areas such as, the foundation of western law;
representations, and reflect upon the importance and                  Europe's Roman and Christian inheritance; the history and
changing nature of Australia's regional relationships and             influence of the Church; Mediaeval, western intellectual
interactions over time. While this is a history course that will      trends; Christendom’s relationship with Byzantium and the
meet the needs of future historians and secondary education           Islamic world; the development of commerce, economics and
teachers, it may also be of interest to students whose area of        international trade as well as art and cultural experiences.
specialisation may require them to engage with the Asia
Pacific region, for example in law, media, politics or business.

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Mathematics                                                       MATH2000 Linear Algebra
                                                                  Available: Semester 2

MATH1020 Statistics                                               Pre-requisite: MATH1030 Principles of Mathematics

Available: Semester 2                                             This course is designed to provide an introduction to the area
Pre-requisites: Nil                                               of linear algebra. The course introduces vectors and vector
                                                                  spaces covering addition of vectors, scalar multiplication and
This course is designed to further the knowledge of students      the geometric meaning of vectors. The theory of matrices is
on number analysis, using statistical measures and using          also developed and includes matrix addition and
tools to visualise numbers and patterns such as using             multiplication, inverse matrices, determinants and the use of
Microsoft Excel and the Statistical Package for Social            Gaussian elimination to solve systems of equations. Matrix
Sciences (SPSS). It provides a broad introduction to              theory is also applied to the study of linear transformations.
statistical practice and data analysis techniques. It aims to
equip students with a basic understanding of statistics, such
that they are able to employ appropriate methods of analysis      MATH2020 Calculus
in various circumstances. The techniques learnt are widely        Available: Semester 2
used in the sciences, social sciences, business areas and         Pre-requisite: MATH1030 Principles of Mathematics
many other fields of study. This course is an essential part of
                                                                  This course introduces students to Calculus, a fundamental
the mathematics program and is specifically designed in
                                                                  area of mathematics involved in studying the behaviour of
consultation with education providers to meet the needs of
                                                                  single variable functions. The course covers limits,
teacher training for Education students.
                                                                  differentiation, integration and the applications of calculus,
                                                                  including maximising and minimising functions..
MATH1030 Principles of Mathematics
Available: Semester 1
                                                                  MATH3030 Discrete Mathematics
Pre-requisites: Nil
                                                                  Available: Semester 1
Principles of Mathematics covers the important basic              Pre-requisite: MATH2000 Linear Algebra
concepts in algebra and trigonometry that a tertiary student is
                                                                  This course introduces students to areas of discrete
expected to master to undertake advanced mathematical
                                                                  mathematics. The course covers relations, including
concepts at upper level mathematics courses at The
                                                                  equivalence relations and partial orderings; algorithms; areas
University Notre Dame Australia.
                                                                  of number theory, including induction and recursion; proofs;
The course is designed to further the knowledge of students       and graph theory, including an introduction to trees and their
in the fields of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithm     applications.
and trigonometric functions. The student is also expected to
understand and apply trigonometric identities and functions to
solve practical mathematical problems. The course also
covers analytical geometry and topics in matrices, sequences
and systems of linear equations.
Overall the course provides a strong grounding in algebra
and trigonometry at a tertiary level for further advanced
mathematical studies. This course is an essential part of the
mathematics program and is specifically designed in
consultation with education providers to meet the needs of
teacher training for Education students.

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SM304 Advanced Calculus                                             POLI1001 Politics, Democracy and
Available: Semester 1                                               Governance in Australia
Pre-requisite: MATH2020 Calculus                                    Available: Semester 1
Advanced Calculus is the second course in this specialist           Pre-requisite: Nil
maths area. The procedures of differentiation and integration       The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of
that have been studied in Calculus are extended to new and          Australian politics at both an institutional and social level. By
more complicated functions. This course provides the theory         discussing contemporary issues, the course leads into an
of ordinary differential equations and an introduction to           examination of the key concepts, institutions and ideologies
partial differential equations together with methods of             which have shaped the Australian political system. Important
solution. Examples are drawn from a wide range of                   contemporary debates, like those over Aboriginal land rights,
applications. Differential equations arise naturally both in        the republic, immigration restrictions and labour relations are
abstract mathematics and in the study of many phenomena.            used to test political theories on the nature and practice of
The resulting more powerful calculus is then applied to             government and society in Australia. Throughout the course,
solving a wide range of real-life problems such as finding          students are expected to utilise a range of media resources
maxima and minima of functions representing actual physical         including the press, radio and current affairs programmes.
situations, linear and two-dimensional motions, vibrating
strings, or springs. The concept of infinite series and
sequences and their divergence or convergence is an                 POLI3000 Religion and World Politics
essential part of calculus and mathematics in general.              Available: Semester 1
Convergent series such as MacLaurin and Taylor's series             Pre-requisites: Completion of 1st Year Arts
are studied and applied to finding approximate solutions to
                                                                    This course broadly examines the role that religion plays in
practical problems. The second half of the course looks at
                                                                    contemporary international relations (IR). Key concepts and
the differentiation of polar and parametric equations, conic
                                                                    historical dynamics are critically introduced. Examples
sections in rectangular and polar form, and rotation of axes
                                                                    include but are not limited to: the rise/return of 'religion' in
as well as partial derivatives and multiple integrals. This
                                                                    the study of international affairs; the definitions of 'religion'
course is an essential part of the Education program and is
                                                                    from an IR perspective; the agency of religion in post-
specifically designed in consultation with education providers
                                                                    colonial politics; the resurgence of religion in the post-Cold
to meet the needs of Mathematics teachers.
                                                                    War order; trends of religion in global politics today. In
                                                                    addition, the course critically analyses the impact of religion
Politics and International Relations                                upon contemporary world politics. Examples include but are
                                                                    not limited to: nation-state identity; diplomacy and peace-
                                                                    building; Catholic actors and interests in the international
POLI1000 Introduction to World Politics                             system; global governance; international security and
Available: Semester 2                                               terrorism; international         development
Pre-requisites: Nil
The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of      POLI3014 Terrorism & Intelligence
Australian politics at both an institutional and social level. By   Available: Semester 2
discussing contemporary issues, the course leads into an            Pre-requisites: Completion of 1st Year Arts
examination of the key concepts, institutions and ideologies
which have shaped the Australian political system. Important        The tragedy of 9-11 has raised fundamental questions about
contemporary debates, like those over Aboriginal land rights,       how nations collect and analyse intelligence, and about how
the republic, immigration restrictions and labour relations are     to ensure that past security blunders and missed
used to test political theories on the nature and practice of       opportunities are not repeated.
government and society in Australia. Throughout the course,         In Australia, the first order response to fight the war on terror
students are expected to utilise a range of media resources         has been to make new laws and to extend the powers and
including the press, radio and current affairs programmes.          resources of the intelligence community. This course will
                                                                    critically examine the nature and causes of terrorism. It will
                                                                    assess, too, the manner in which the security sector serves a
                                                                    continually changing agenda, given post-9/11 needs and
                                                                    concerns. Students will analyse how the war on terrorism
                                                                    impacts collection of intelligence data, analysis, and
                                                                    counterintelligence, as well as legal and moral standards of
                                                                    security policies and practices.

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POLI3022 The Modern Middle East                                    SOJS2120 Living Human Rights
Available: Semester 1                                              Available: Semester 2
Pre-requisites: Completion of 1st Year Arts                        Pre-requisite: Nil
The modern ‘Middle East’ is an extremely important region –        This course introduces students to the concept of universal
both historically and in the contemporary context. It is the       human rights. Students will learn about the contested nature
birthplace of three important monotheistic (one God)               of human rights, exploring different perspectives and
religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many great             examining the historical context that has shaped human
powers have traversed and settled in these lands for               rights policies and instruments today. Students will be
reasons of trade, access to natural resources (particularly oil)   introduced to key areas of human rights, exploring these
and for religious reasons. It is home to a diverse range of        through examples and case studies, in order to understand
ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic groups with rich        how they relate to their everyday lives.
histories and often competing interests. Further
complicating this is the pursuance of political, economic and
                                                                   SOJS2040 Social Justice and the Natural
other interests by Western powers, such as Britain, France
and the USA as well as the former USSR during the cold             World
war period. The purpose of this course is to provide an            Available: Semester 2
understanding of the major forces which have shaped the            Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
modern Middle East, how Middle Eastern states interact with
                                                                   In an era of globalisation and mass production, the
each other and states beyond the region, and what this
                                                                   connection between social justice for people and the natural
means for the region and the broader international
                                                                   world is becoming increasingly apparent. Environmental
community.
                                                                   issues are linked to some of the most pressing social justice
                                                                   concerns of our time: the vulnerability of peoples and
Social Justice                                                     communities, international relations of production and power,
                                                                   human and economic development, human rights and human
                                                                   dignity, and conflict and peace building in different parts of
SOJS1000 Introduction to Social Justice                            the world. As the impact of environmental degradation begins
Available: Semester 1                                              to emerge, debates over human responsibilities towards our
Pre-requisite: Nil                                                 natural habitat and all the creatures of the earth intensify.
                                                                   This course explores the significance of environmental
In the context of widespread global poverty, criticisms of local
                                                                   concerns for social justice today. Students will be introduced
and global inequalities and questions over the consequences
                                                                   to an inter-disciplinary range of theories and frameworks
of environmental and social degradation, social justice is a
                                                                   aimed at understanding the relationship between human
concept gaining increasing international recognition. Centred
                                                                   beings, animals and the environment. Students will apply
on principles of equality, solidarity and human dignity, social
                                                                   these to contemporary issues, including themes such as
justice aims to link social theory with social action and
                                                                   animal welfare and testing, water rights and access, the
change. However, while social justice as an idea is gaining
                                                                   pursuit of natural commodities (e.g. diamonds, oil) and social
momentum, what it actually means and how it can be applied
                                                                   conflict, the status of the environment under international law,
is often left largely unexplored and undefined. In this course,
                                                                   food production and development, and bioethics.
students will be introduced to the study of social justice.
Engaging with diverse meanings and definitions, students will
be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of key           SOJS3000 Global Development and Justice
concepts and theories of social justice. Presented in relation     Available: Semester 2
to some of the most important social justice debates today,        Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st Year Arts
the course will equip students to apply these concepts and
theories to a range of subject areas and social issues.            This course examines the historical emergence of global
                                                                   poverty and the development industry, exploring the
                                                                   underlying global factors that have shaped the tremendous
                                                                   inequality between “developed” and “underdeveloped”
                                                                   nations. The course challenges students to think differently
                                                                   about “development” and to apply these insights to issues of
                                                                   poverty, global inequality and global justice. Developing
                                                                   critical and ethical thinking in relation to global development,
                                                                   students learn from and reflect on the ways in which key
                                                                   theoretical debates in the field might impact on real-world
                                                                   practice.

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