AUSTRALIA: THE MYTHS THAT MADE US

HUS1DAU

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Why do we call Australia the lucky country? Do we live in the land of the fair go? Is Australia a good global citizen? This subject explores the myths that made Australia and their relevance today. We'll draw on film, literature, history, sport and politics to discuss the origin of these myths and their transformation over time. You'll be introduced to a range of Humanities and Social Science perspectives on Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, land and environment, ethnicity and gender, culture and nation, Australia in a globalising world, and Australia in Asia. If you're studying any undergraduate course at La Trobe, you can use this subject as an elective to meet the Global Citizenship Essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial reading and activities, assessment activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of some of the key issues and debates related to Australian society and culture
02. Develop and demonstrate research skills, including the ability to effectively access electronic and paper-based archival materials.
03. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing and public speaking.
04. Demonstrate effective communication through the practice of oral and written communication.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 10 - 0
One 1.00 h directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 0 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research essay (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Reflective essay (1500 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Research essay (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Reflective essay (1500 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4