GALLIPOLI, ANZACS AND THE GREAT WAR

MDS2GAL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This interdisciplinary subject brings together history, literature, archaeology, mythology, sociology, journalism and cultural studies so that students can better understand the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. Students learn about the long history of the Gallipoli peninsula and surrounding landscape. The subject examines the peninsula as a locus of conflict for over three thousand years and positions the Anzac Campaign within the much greater mythical, historical, political and cultural context. Throughout the subject students will be asked to analyse, interpret and synthesise historical, literary, cultural and material evidence from ancient Greece, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France and other Allied nations.This subject will shed light on the lesser told stories about the Gallipoli Campaign so students have a better understanding of this very important event in Australia's history and why it has become part of the nation's collective imagination.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MDS1GAL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Write an academic essay with clarity and structure, synthesising material from a range of genres, and formulating a response that integrates contrasting perspectives.

Activities:
Research Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Analyse and interpret the material, historical, literary and cultural evidence in the WWI/Gallipoli context and present this analysis visually, orally and in writing using appropriate educational technologies.

Activities:
Online Activities, Research Project, Group Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Conduct a small research project culminating in a research essay that communicates the temporal and cross-cultural aspects of the Gallipoli context. It should reliably and critically interpret evidence, as well as reflect on the limitations of the analytical approach.

Activities:
Research Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Work effectively on a group project with a commitment to shared goals, team processes and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Group Project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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