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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the contribution of early migrants from Greece and Cyprus in particular, but also of other communities, to life in multicultural Australia. After an examination of the social, political and economic circumstances of the post-WWII era that prompted many of them to leave their homelands, their lives in their new country will be studied by using the primary sources contained in La Trobe University's "Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora" (e.g., newspapers, photographs, letters, clothing and other personal items). The focus will be on themes such as Family, Employment, Education, Religion, Politics, Entertainment and Sport. Achievements in these spheres of activity will be compared with more recent developments. The resulting impact on the evolving identity of these migrants and their descendants will also be considered.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass discussions, presentation, quizzes, research essay

Capstone subjectNo

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Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Familiarity with the historical, social, political and economic factors leading to the arrival of numerous ethnic groups to Australia in the twentieth century and an understanding of their varied contributions to the multicultural fabric of Australia.
02. Discuss the factors that influence the formation and fluidity of identity.
03. Synthesise a large volume of information into oral presentations and written assessments, perform critical analysis of texts and develop and evaluate arguments.
04. Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, and to evaluate the use of both in historical inquiry.
05. Write an academic research essay, offering a sustained argument, using primary and secondary sources, proper referencing and a bibliography.
06. Interact effectively with other class members, respecting differences in opinions and backgrounds.
07. Hands-on experience working with archival material.

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