GONE BUSH: AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY AND RURAL MYTH

HUS3GBP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Bush myths have played an important role in the construction 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. With a focus on both men and women#s experience, and on memoirs of childhood, Australian rurality is examined as a set of experiences and ideas produced, distributed and consumed in the bush and beyond. Students participate in site visits in the southwest Riverina and/or the Murray River Valley that link to the subject focus.



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.

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
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional 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
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional 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
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional 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
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional 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
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 journal and analysis taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the regionl and intensive face to face classes40 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 sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 journal and analysis taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the regionl and intensive face to face classes40 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 sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 journal and analysis taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the regionl and intensive face to face classes40 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 sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 journal and analysis taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the regionl and intensive face to face classes40 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 sizeN/A

Enrolment information

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 journal and analysis taskA three day residential period in Albury-Wodonga will enable site visits in the regionl and intensive face to face classes40 01, 02, 03
1500 word essay40 04, 05, 06
1000 word take home test20 07