Australian History 2


Introduces students to the study of twentieth century Australian history at the tertiary level. Topics covered include twentieth century race and gender relations, war and society and postwar developments. 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 courses in general.



  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017


  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Be introduced to, and familiar with the study of Australian history at the tertiary level.

2. Be aware of a range of key ideas and events in Australian history in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.

3. Possess a set of conceptual tools with which to analyse and evaluate Australian history.

4. Have practised note taking and effective listening skills in lectures.

5. Be acquainted with the basic components and skills involved in the production and presentation of academic essays.

6. Be familiar with and have practised the skills required for effective examination performance.


Topics may include:

  • An introduction that provides an overview and some conceptual frameworks for the study of twentieth century history.
  • Race relations in Australia in the twentieth century.
  • Selected aspects of the history of gender relations in twentieth century Australia.
  • A consideration of war and society in twentieth century Australia.
  • Postwar modernity.


This course is only available to students who have successfully completed EPHUMA131 and are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Log / Workbook: Assignment 1

Essay: Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and On-Line from Callaghan


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


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