AUSTRALIANS AT WORK

HIS2ALS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine the experience of work in Australia from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. A major theme will be the rise of the labour movement and the growth of state regulation of the labour market through the introduction of wages boards and federal arbitration, and the response of conservative political parties to the growth of labour. How the experiments of the 1890s and 1900s developed over the course of the century - through booms, depressions and wars - is also examined.

SchoolSchool 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 or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3ALS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Clarity and correctness of expression, clarity in argument; have developed a capacity for independent research

Activities:
Write clear, well-organised and well-drafted essay and sit examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)

02. Experience in using primary sources on labour history and relating these to debates in Australian labour history

Activities:
Write a piece of history using primary research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Facility in critical and analytical reasoning, including the ability to assess arguments and understanding of key theoretical concepts

Activities:
Write a short piece and a longer essay demonstrating critical and analytical reasoning in specific cases, engage rationally with diverse views in tutorial discussions of the prescribed texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Time management skills

Activities:
Attend tutorials regularly and participate in discussion in a way that demonstrates an adequate level of preparation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

05. Understanding of the historical evolution of the Australian Labour Market; be able to demonstrate familiarity with some of the key authors and texts associated with Australian Labour History

Activities:
Write a short piece and a longer essay and sit examination, attend lectures and tutorials where students will contribute to discussions of the prescribed texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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