Australian History to Federation

Description

Introduces students to the study of Australian history at the tertiary level. Topics covered include race and gender relations, convict society, and the growth of self-government. Emphasis is placed on academic skills, such as note taking, research, analysis and essay writing, which are widely applicable to the tertiary study of history and to humanities subjects in general. This course is strongly recommended for students wishing to study teaching degrees.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the study of Australian history at the tertiary level, including the factors that affect change and continuity in the modern world, by practicing effective note taking skills and oral and written methods of communication

2. Analyse a range of key ideas and events in Australian history before Federation, and evaluate the role of key individuals, groups, events and ideas

3. Demonstrate an understanding of historical terms and concepts, and a set of conceptual tools with which to analyse and evaluate issues in Australian history

4. Produce academic work that demonstrates the components and skills of tertiary scholarship such as communicating a coherent and sustained argument through well-structured and detailed text, and incorporating different historical interpretations and perspectives

5. Demonstrate capacity to utilise a number of relevant historical sources and evaluate their reliability

Content

  1. An introduction, outlining the nature of history as a discipline, providing a course overview and some conceptual frameworks.
  2. Race relations in Australia, in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, beginning with a consideration of pre-contact Aboriginal Australia.
  3. Convict society.
  4. Selected aspects of the history of gender relations in colonial Australia.
  5. The development of self-government in Australia until Federation.

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Report: Source Analysis

Quiz: Quizzes

Annotated Bibliography: Annotated Bibliography

Essay: Essay

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Face2Face Day x 2