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HSTY3805: Australian History

Australian history starts with the ground beneath our feet. With a thematic focus on gender, class, politics, foreign relations, or Indigenous and settler experiences of colonialism and environment, this advanced seminar equips you with skills to access a rich range of archival sources and material culture that will transform your historical understanding of Australian society.

Code HSTY3805
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate expert knowledge of period, place or culture in Australian history.
  • LO2. Demonstrate expert understanding of a variety of approaches to interpreting Australian history, and skilfully employ and manipulate such approaches in their own work.
  • LO3. Skilfully analyse and interpret both primary evidence and secondary literature.
  • LO4. Work both independently and collaboratively to develop and refine historical understanding and awareness.
  • LO5. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history.
  • LO6. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, political and social importance of film and television in Australia as well as its place in recording, shaping and obscuring aspects of Australia's past.
  • LO7. Demonstrate the skills needed to construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in written, oral, visual, or digital form.
  • LO8. Demonstrate sophisticated information and digital literacy in research.

Unit outlines

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