GONE BUSH: AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY AND RURAL MYTH

HUS3GBP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Bush myths have played an important role in the construction and maintenance of Australian identity, despite the prominence of urban centralisation in the colonisation of Australia. Students in this subject examine how and why the Australian bush has been associated with mythic and authentic white Australian identities which were defined against the city and overlooked Aboriginal people. Australian rurality is examined as a set of experiences and ideas produced, distributed and consumed in the bush and beyond. Students participate in a three-day Gone Bush field trip based at Albury Wodonga (AW) campus. The field trip includes site visits to the Man From Snowy River Bush Festival at Corryong and other sites in the Murray River Valley that link to the subject focus on rural culture and rural sustainability.



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions As this is a place-based subject that is primarily delivered online, student participation in site visits in the southwest Riverina and/or the Murray River Valley will be compulsory. Assessment items that link to the site visits will form a hurdle.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe road from CoorainRecommendedJill Ker Conway, 1989Minerva
ReadingsThe Getting of WisdomRecommendedHenry Handel Richardson, 1910Text classic edition
ReadingsMy Brilliant CareerRecommendedMiles Franklin, 1901Text classic edition
ReadingsRomulus, My FatherRecommendedRaimond Gaita, 1999Text publishing
ReadingsSuch is lifeRecommendedJoseph Furphy, 1903Text classic edition
ReadingsDot and the KangarooPrescribedEthel C Pedley, 1899Any

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Journal and analysis task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Journal and analysis task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Journal and analysis task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Take home test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Order of application and by application to subject coordinator once quota is filled.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a three day field trip with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500 word Gone Bush field trip taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including student oral presentations on their field trip assignment.40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Order of application and by application to subject coordinator once quota is filled.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a three day field trip with face to face lectures based at Albury Wodonga in addition to online delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500 word Gone Bush field trip taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including student oral presentations on their field trip assignment.40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Order of application and by application to subject coordinator once quota is filled.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a three day field trip with face to face lectures based at Albury Wodonga in addition to online delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500 word Gone Bush field trip taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including student oral presentations on their field trip assignment.40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Order of application and by application to subject coordinator once quota is filled.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a three day field trip with face to face lectures based at Albury Wodonga in addition to online delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500 word Gone Bush field trip taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including student oral presentations on their field trip assignment.40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Order of application and by application to subject coordinator once quota is filled.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a three day field trip with face to face lectures based at Albury Wodonga in addition to online delivery"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500 word Gone Bush field trip taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including student oral presentations on their field trip assignment.40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07