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Postgraduate eguide : 2010
Postgraduate study in the Faculty of Arts can carry a long-standing research interest to a satisfying conclusion. As an Arts postgraduate, you will have a capacity for rigorous and disciplined application of critical skills and the flexibility to adapt to changing environments in the national and international arena. The Faculty of Arts is internationally regarded for its excellence in teaching and research in Australian, Asian, Post-colonial, Hegemony, Media and Communications studies. The Faculty currently has a vigorous community of almost 100 postgraduate research students and around 60 research active academic staff with international reputations in their fields. Many of our postgraduate coursework students already have careers and want to sharpen their skills or gain work-related qualifications. Whether you choose coursework or research, you will find the Faculty of Arts at Wollongong a rewarding place to study. SCHOOLS WITHIN THE FACULTY OF ARTS SCHOOL OF ENGLISH LITERATURES & PHILOSOPHY www.uow.edu.au/arts/selpl The School of English Literatures and Philosophy incorporates the following programs: English Studies Program, Science Technology and Society, and the Philosophy Program. LANGUAGE CENTRE www.uow.edu.au/arts/language The Language Centre incorporates the following programs: French, Italian, Spanish, European Studies, Japanese, Mandarin, Indonesian, and English Language and Linguistics. SCHOOL OF HISTORY & POLITICS www.uow.edu.au/arts/histpol The School of History and Politics offerings include areas such as social movements, political theory/economy, war and state development, labour studies, global studies, employment relations and varieties of history including culture and civilisations. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, MEDIA & COMMUNICATION www.uow.edu.au/arts/ssmac The School of Social Sciences, Media & Communication incorporates the following programs: Media & Cultural Studies and Sociology. For more information on the Faculty of Arts www.uow.edu.au/arts For information on specific courses available in the Faculty coursefinder.uow.edu.au RESEARCH CENTRES AND PRIORITY AREAS CENTRE FOR ASIA – PACIFIC SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION STUDIES www.capstrans.edu.au The Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong was established in 1999. CAPSTRANS is one of Australia’s pre-eminent research centres for the intensive focus on social, cultural, economic, political and historical transformations in the Asia Pacific region. Current research nodes in CAPSTRANS include: Asia Pacific Histories Asia Pacific Science and Technology Studies Australasian Philosophy Australian Literary Cultures Centre for Comparative Law and Development Studies in the Asia Pacific Citizens, States and Power Exploring Languages in Asia Globalisation, Mobility and Development New Media and Communications New Zealand Studies Centre For more information on the Faculty’s Research interests, including Literature, Identity and Culture (LIC) and Innovation in Cultural Research (ICR), please see www.uow.edu.au/arts/research COURSEWORK DEGREES GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (JAPANESE) Starting sessions Autumn/Spring Location Wollongong Availability FT/PT Duration 1 year The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese) provides candidates with one year as a full-time student at a Japanese university with which the University of Wollongong (UOW) has an Exchange agreement. Assessment is conducted at the Exchange university in Japan and will depend on the program of study each student selects. After successful completion of the year of study in Japan, candidates will be required to pass an exit examination at UOW. The Graduate Diploma will be awarded by UOW on successful completion of these requirements. MOREu GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS (MODERN LANGUAGES) Starting sessions Autumn/Spring Location Wollongong Availability FT/PT Duration 1 year The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Modern Languages) allows graduates with a limited knowledge of European Languages, thought and culture to acquire competence in these areas at a reasonably advanced level. As well as learning a language, students also learn about the culture of the country through literature, history, art and music, adding a truly international perspective to the degree. MOREu MASTER OF ENGLISH LITERATURES Starting sessions Autumn/Spring Location Wollongong Availability FT/PT Duration 1 year The Master of English Literatures provides an opportunity for students to extend and deepen their knowledge of literature and skills in textual analysis, possibly as part of professional advancement or to pursue an interest in the subject. The course consists of studies which reflect the research strengths of the English Studies program. Breadth is provided in geographical coverage, with classes in American, Australian and British writing, in their social and cultural contexts, plus study of texts from across the English-speaking world. MOREu MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Starting sessions Autumn/Spring Location Wollongong Availability FT/PT Duration 1 year The Master of International Studies degree provides an opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills to understand a variety of professional and academic fields, including international policy, the history of diplomacy and diplomatic practice, political economy, social change and development. The degree allows students to focus on general international practices as well as concentrating specifically on the practices of the Asia–Pacific region. It is particularly useful for students with, or looking to gain, professional and academic experience in public affairs, diplomacy, government relations, development practices/protocol, journalism and non-government organisations. MOREu 11 www.uow.edu.au/future/postgrad postgraduate guIde 2010