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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students learn about the long history of the Gallipoli peninsula and surrounding landscape. The subject examines the peninsula as a locus of conflict over three thousand years and positions the 1915 First World War Anzac Campaign within a much greater mythical, historical, political and cultural context. Students analyse, interpret and synthesise historical, literary, cultural and material evidence dating back to antiquity. Comparisons between ancient heroes of the Trojan War and Australian soldiers fighting in the same landscape will be examined to better understand the archetypal masculine hero. This subject will also shed light on the lesser told stories about the Gallipoli Campaign and deconstruct the reasons archetypal hero narratives are so dominant in this landscape. When they complete this subject, students will have a better understanding of h ow the classics have influenced Australians' understanding of the Gallipoli Campaign . They will have also been introduced to the discipline of Classical Reception Studies.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline Activities, Research Project, Group Project, Presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsMDS2GAL OR MDS1GAL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSarah Midford



PublisherLa Trobe University


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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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