Australian History 2

Course code EPHUMA231Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
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.
ContentTopics 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA131
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1, 25%
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2, 35% Essays contribute to course objectives. In particular, students will develop and display competency in the academic skills of topic analysis, research, note taking, critical reading and construction and presentation of a written argument, utilising appropriate technologies.
Examination: FormalFinal examination, in the University examination period, 40% Develops and displays the capacity for individual research and academic skills. Assesses overall proficiency in this course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA231