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HSTY2677: Australia: Politics and Nation

This unit examines the intersection between political culture and nationalism in Australia with particular attention to the question of when and if Australia became an independent nation. It examines the content and character of British race patriotism in Australia before 1945 and the gradual unravelling of this British myth in the postwar period. Among other issues the unit explores the end of White Australia, the rise of multiculturalism, engagement with Asia, Aboriginal reconciliation and republicanism.

Code HSTY2677
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History

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

  • LO1. develop expertise in 20th Century Australian history
  • LO2. critically think about the problem of nationalism
  • LO3. develop the ability to ask new questions about the Australian experience in a global context
  • LO4. develop skills in research and essay writing.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.