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 - 2015


  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assessment Items

Essay: Assignment 1

Essay: Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Ourimbah, Callaghan 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