CREATING MODERN AUSTRALIA

HIS2CMA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Modern Australia began from convict origins, and grew into a collection of colonies whose free settlers sought to wrest land from indigenous owners. It emerged as a federated nation in a little over a century. In this subject we examine how resource exploitation, a pastoral economy, urbanisation, political alliances and experiments in social democracy forged colonial development/history. We explore how war, depression and new sources of migration, technological change, foreign policy directions, and political protest emerged in the twentieth century to challenge and internationalise Australia. We trace people's role in shaping these dramatic transformations and the profound impact of such changes on everyday life, as we consider the nature of historical knowledge and how historians have interpreted these changes.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCharles Fahey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities and Social Sciences subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3CMA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA History of AustraliaPrescribedMark Peel & Christina TwomeyPALGRAVE MACMILLAN 2011

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCharles Fahey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Document exercise involving an oral and written presentation (word length 1250)30
Journal exercise (word length 1250)30
Reflective essay (word length 1500)40

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCharles Fahey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Document exercise involving an oral and written presentation (word length 1250)30
Journal exercise (word length 1250)30
Reflective essay (word length 1500)40