• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code PUHC-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Public Humanities and Culture Specialisation

The Public Humanities and Culture specialisation is a specilaisation for our increasingly interconnected world.

Your studies will focus on the way humanities informs our understanding of the contemporary world. Students will develop range of research and professional skills, from working with social media, to handling digital information, to writing for diverse contexts.

Considering comparative and interdisciplinary approaches, your courses will incorporate the study of communication and information, history and heritage, and digital humanities. The specialisation equips students to have a better understanding of the humanities, while also teaching practical skills that students can use in their professional career.

Career opportunities

The Public Humanities and Culture specialisation will advance your career in museums and other collecting and cultural institutions, the public service, academia, and government or non-government organisations with an international focus.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. analyse, research, reflect on and synthesise complex approaches to public histories, memory studies, comparative literature studies, biography studies and globalisation studies.
  2. evaluate significant debates, problems, controversies, concepts and theories pertinent to historical and cultural contexts of literary production and reception.
  3. develop critical engagement with, and a working knowledge of one or more of government or non-government organisations, relevant national institutions and cultural agencies both within Australia and internationally.
  4. communicate and interpret knowledge and ideas to general and specialists the dynamic impact of economic and social process of globalization on contemporary culture
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HUMN8026 Writing in the Public Sphere 6
HUMN8029 Debates and Issues in the Humanities 6
HUMN8028 Humanities in the Public and Digital Sphere 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 6514: Anthropology of Media
ARCH8104 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage 6
ENGL6086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods 6
GEND6021 Trauma, Memory and Culture 6
HIST6234 The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain 6
HIST6236 Debating Anzac 6
HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage 6
HIST8022 History, Human Rights, and Globalisation 6
HIST8026 Nazism: The Politics and Practices of Memory 6
HUMN6001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information 6
HUMN6003 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices 6
HUMN8030 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project 6
HUMN8031 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project (Advanced) 12
HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills 6
HUMN8012 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Research Project 6
HUMN8019 World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values 6
HUMN8027 Critical Issues in Heritage and Museum Studies 6
MUSC8004 Internship 1 6
MUSC8005 Internship 2 6
MUSC8017 Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices 6
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