Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Learning to understand and improve our world.
Staffed by committed, caring and popular teachers, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a rich variety of socially engaged and vocationally relevant courses. Areas of study are criminology, environmental sustainability, history, global studies, philosophy, politics and international relations, sociology, and Indigenous studies. Our active researchers generate new knowledge with impact on a range of pressing social questions.
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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Learn how the world works through an understanding of arts and society.
Dreamtime at the 'G ReflectionsDr Andrew Peters, a proud Wurundjeri and Yorta Yorta man, shares his reflections on Dreamtime at the 'G and Sir Doug Nicholls Round.Wednesday 27 May 2020
Three Swinburne scholars awarded Fulbright scholarshipsThe prestigious Fulbright Program in Australia has awarded scholarships to Anastassija (Stacey) Konash, Dr Karen Hughes and Dr Nina Papalia.Thursday 30 January 2020
The financial fallout of separation issuesAssociate Professor Kay Cook is comparing child support programs around the world and how governments handle these complex financial arrangements.Wednesday 10 July 2019
Swinburne researcher contributes to the development of new 50 dollar noteDr Karen Hughes has been the subject matter expert and leader researcher for the David Unaipon side of the new 50 dollar note.Thursday 18 October 2018
Professor Ruth AbbeyChair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Using storytelling to reduce ageism in the communityA Swinburne-led project is using digital storytelling to prevent ageism, which can lead to elder abuse.Monday 24 February 2020
We must celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our schoolsCommentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are out of touch, writes Swinburne's Lucy Nicholas.Tuesday 16 February 2016
Student Adobe Digital Coaches are using storytelling to improve digital literacySwinburne students are being employed as Adobe Digital Coaches to share their knowledge and experience of Adobe applications with students and staffThursday 04 June 2020
National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week explainedSwinburne’s Professor Andrew Gunstone, Ms Emma Gavin, and Dr Andrew Peters explain the history behind National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week.Friday 24 May 2019
‘Boundless opportunities’ put Swinburne law graduate on topSwinburne Law School graduate has received a prestigious Supreme Court Prize 2020 for his oustanding academic achievements while studying at Swinburne.Thursday 14 May 2020
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