Australia and the World

Course code HIST1052Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Explores the relationship of Australia and Australians to the outside world during the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The approach taken is both chronological and thematic and introduces students to issues of international significance for Australia as well as state-to-state relations.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of participating in this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. a broad understanding of key themes and issues in Australia's international relations and their changing character over the twentieth century.
2. knowledge of various historical debates and the different perspectives that have been applied to Australia's past.
3. skills in historical research, evaluation, synthesis and essay writing through submission of a major research piece and a minor essay or assignment, as well as skills in oral articulation of historical issues.
ContentCourse themes will include:
1. the influences of Britain and the United States on Australian society with particular regard to security, trade and culture.
2. Australian involvement in overseas wars and experience of international phenomena such as the Great Depression and Americanisation.
3. Australia's relations with the Asia-Pacific region including key bi-lateral relationships such as Japan and Indonesia.
4. the transmission of political ideologies and protest movements and their manifestation in Australian society.
Replacing Course(s)HUMA1052
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed HUMA1052 should not enrol in HIST1052.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassClass test/exam 15% Develop skills in interpretation of historical questions and test understanding of key themes and issues in Australia's international relations.
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor essay or assignment 1500 words 25% - Develop skills in essay writing/interpretation of historical questions
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor essay 2000 words 50% - Enhance skills in historical research, evaluation, synthesis and essay writing through submission of a major research piece
Group/tutorial participation and contributionTutorial Participation 10% - It is a requirement that students attend a minimum of 80% of tutorials and seminars. Develop skills in oral articulation of historical issues.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term