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ECOP6115: History of Australian Capitalism

2024 unit information

This unit focuses on the rich political-economic historiography of Australian capitalism. You will explore a range of themes in this historiography which include: British colonisation and First Nation’s dispossession; the long economic booms and depressions since the 18th century; the progressive and evolving integration of Australia with the global economy through trade, capital flows and migration; the making and remaking of class relations, and social protest; the evolving embeddedness of the Australian economy in the natural environment (including the growing reliance on extractive sectors like mining); and, the financialisation of the everyday life of Australians.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Political Economy

Code ECOP6115
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. have broad knowledge about the economic and social history of Australia
  • LO2. critically analyse and competently discuss important themes in the historiography of Australian capitalism
  • LO3. critically analyse the relationship between social science and historiography
  • LO4. develop written arguments involving social theory and historical evidence
  • LO5. communicate quantitative social history data effectively
  • LO6. use information technology and library resources to conduct historical research

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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