OUT WEST AND DOWN UNDER
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Credit points: 15
In this unit students are introduced to a comparative study of settlement in two regions of recent colonisation: Australasia and West of the United States. They will learn to take a thematic approach to each region, and cover the period of the mid-nineteenth century to the present. The main themes will be the treatment of indigenous inhabitants and race relations, patterns of migration, rural settlement and the exploitation of natural resources including mineral and forest resources, the growth of urban communities and politics and social structure. Students will compare the 'new western history' with the way Australian historians have examined urban and rural frontiers.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorCharles Fahey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 30 credit points of first-year History, or co-ordinator's approval.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Crabgrass frontier, the suburbanization of the United States,||Prescribed||Jackson, K.||OXFORD UP 1985|
|Readings||Sugar Creek, life on the Illinois prairie,||Prescribed||Faragher, J.M.||YALE UP 1986|
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