AUSTRALIANS AT WAR IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

HIS3AAW

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

War has played a crucial role in Australian history. This subject will explore the centrality of war in ideas about Australian nationhood, memory and mythmaking. We will ask questions about the relationships between memory, race, war and nationalism. These will be discussed with reference to the two world wars, the Vietnam war, the Gulf wars and recent Peacekeeping forces. The subject will draw on films, literature, memoirs, letters and diaries. It will use the insights provided through cultural, social and feminist history.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatie Holmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or 15 credit points of another first year Humanities and Social Science subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2AAW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To critically evaluate the ways the changing ways in which war has been remembered in Australian society

Activities:
1 x 10 minute team power point and shared oral presentation; 1 x Individual 1500 word reflective essay; in-class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. To critically evaluate the ways in which discourses of nationalism and patriotism draw upon and influence understandings of race and gender

Activities:
1 x 10 minute team power point and shared oral presentation; 1 x Individual 1500 word reflective essay; in-class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. To critically reflect upon the way war affects different groups in society depending on race, class, age, gender and sexual preferences

Activities:
1 x 10 minute team power point and shared oral presentation; in-class exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. To examine and interrogate the impact of war on understandings of sexuality and the possibilities of sexual expression

Activities:
1 x Individual 1500 word reflective essay and 1 x 2200 word self-directed essay question [abstracts & annotated bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. To identify and analyse the relationship between gender and war

Activities:
1 x Individual 1500 word reflective essay; and 1 x 2200 word self-directed essay question [abstracts & annotated bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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