AUSTRALIA: THE MYTHS THAT MADE US

HUS1DAU

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial reading and activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Develop and demonstrate research skills, including the ability to effectively access electronic and paper-based archival materials.

Activities:
Tutorial reading and activities, assessment activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

03. Practice critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills in academic tasks of reading, writing and public speaking.

Activities:
Seminar exercises, Assessment Tasks 1, 2 and 3.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

04. Demonstrate effective communication through the practice of oral and written communication.

Activities:
Seminar exercises, Essay 1, Essay 2
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1000 words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective essay (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYassir Morsi

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 10
One 1.0 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day in week 10 and delivered via online.

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research essay (1000 words equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective essay (1500 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Online Quizzes (1000 words equivalent)25 01, 02, 04