Introduces students to the study of Australian history at the tertiary level. Topics covered include race and gender relations, convict society, the growth of self-government, 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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Practice effective note taking skills and oral and written methods of communication at the tertiary level, to demonstrate familiarity with the study of Australian history including the factors that affect change and continuity in the modern world.
2. Analyse a range of key ideas and events in Australian history and evaluate the role of key individuals, groups, events and ideas.
3. Analyse and evaluate issues in Australian history using historical terms and concepts, and a set of conceptual tools.
4. Construct a coherent, well-structured and sustained argument in a written academic work incorporating different historical interpretations and perspectives.
5. Use a number of relevant historical sources and evaluate their reliability.
Topics may include:
- An introduction outlining the nature of history as a discipline, providing a course overview and some conceptual frameworks
- Race relations in Australia in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, beginning with a consideration of pre-contact Aboriginal Australia
- Convict society
- Selected aspects of the history of gender relations in colonial Australia
- The development of self-government in Australia until Federation
- 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 not available to students who have successfully completed or are enrolled in EPHUMA131 or EPHUMA231.
Log / Workbook: Workbook
Written Assignment: Annotated Bibliography
Quiz: Online Quizzes
In Term Test: Online/Take home examination
Callaghan and Ourimbah
Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
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