Subject MULT90040 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fortnightly, 2 hours x 6, total 12 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Total 85 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Office of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts

Email: arts-research@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Does any moment other than the present exist? Are all moments of time (past, present, and future) equally real or are some moments privileged? Is time like space? Does special relativity constrain the views of time that it's reasonable to endorse? In this subject we'll examine various accounts of the nature of time (presentism, externalism, growing block theory). Special emphasis will be placed on the connections between philosophical accounts of time and time as it arises in other subjects, as well as how each philosophical account of time accords with our everyday practices. Far from being a mere esoteric philosophical matter, which view of time we endorse has far-reaching consequences. This subject will particularly appeal to students whose studies involve consideration of events unfolding over time, e.g. the reign of a queen, the development of a person or culture over time, the evolution of linguistic practices over time, the occurrence of a particular event in the past or the future.

Learning Outcomes:

To provide advanced intensive instruction in a topic or area of scholarship in the humanities, social sciences or creative arts. A student who completes this subject should have:

  • enhanced knowledge of the topic or area of scholarship taught in the module;
  • an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the content of the module;
  • enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in Arts today.
  • one 500-word essay proposal. Due during the teaching period (20%)
  • one 2000-word essay. Due within four weeks of completion of teaching (80%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Ph.D.- Arts

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