GONE BUSH: AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY AND RURAL MYTH

HUS3GBP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Bush myths have played an important role in the construction and maintenance of Australian identity, despite the prominence of urban centres in the colonisation of Australia. Students examine how and why the Australian bush has been associated with mythic and authentic white Australian identities. These identities were defined against the city and overlooked Aboriginal people. Australian rurality is examined as a set of experiences and ideas produced, distributed and consumed in the bush and beyond. Students participate in a four-day field trip based at La Trobe's Albury Wodonga (AW) campus. The field trip includes site visits to the "Man From Snowy River Bush Festival" at Corryong and other local sites that link to the subject focus on rural culture and rural sustainability. This field trip incurs additional costs, including transport to Albury Wodonga, accommodation, food, tickets and group bus travel to site venues. Field trip dates and costs will vary year to year. Students who withdraw from the subject can only request a refund prior to the census date.



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe road from CoorainRecommendedJill Ker Conway, 1989Minerva
ReadingsThe Getting of WisdomRecommendedHenry Handel Richardson, 1910Text classic edition
ReadingsMy Brilliant CareerRecommendedMiles Franklin, 1901Text classic edition
ReadingsRomulus, My FatherRecommendedRaimond Gaita, 1999Text publishing
ReadingsSuch is lifeRecommendedJoseph Furphy, 1903Text classic edition
ReadingsDot and the KangarooPrescribedEthel C Pedley, 1899Any

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Journal and analysis task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Journal and analysis task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Reflective journal and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Online post and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.

Activities:
Reflective journal and essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Online post and field trip journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Merit based quota. By the order of application to subject coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a four day field trip in Albury-Wodonga and districts with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online discussion posts & responses to group member posts, (1,000 equivalent)This assessment task encourages regular engagement with subject content. Postings to the group discussion forum and responses to group member posts enables peer to peer learning25 07
1,000 word field trip reflective journalA four day residential period in Albury Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including workshop on the reflective journal assignment25 01, 02, 03
2,000 word research essay50 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Merit based quota. By the order of application to subject coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a four day field trip in Albury-Wodonga and districts with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online discussion posts & responses to group member posts, (1,000 equivalent)This assessment task encourages regular engagement with subject content. Postings to the group discussion forum and responses to group member posts enables peer to peer learning25 07
1,000 word field trip reflective journalA four day residential period in Albury Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including workshop on the reflective journal assignment25 01, 02, 03
2,000 word research essay50 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size35

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Merit based quota. By the order of application to subject coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a four day field trip in Albury-Wodonga and districts with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online discussion posts & responses to group member posts, (1,000 equivalent)This assessment task encourages regular engagement with subject content. Postings to the group discussion forum and responses to group member posts enables peer to peer learning25 07
1,000 word field trip reflective journalA four day residential period in Albury Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including workshop on the reflective journal assignment25 01, 02, 03
2,000 word research essay50 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Merit based quota. By the order of application to subject coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a four day field trip in Albury-Wodonga and districts with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online discussion posts & responses to group member posts, (1,000 equivalent)This assessment task encourages regular engagement with subject content. Postings to the group discussion forum and responses to group member posts enables peer to peer learning25 07
1,000 word field trip reflective journalA four day residential period in Albury Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including workshop on the reflective journal assignment25 01, 02, 03
2,000 word research essay50 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Resources: Limited bus transport to Corryong and site visits Merit based quota. By the order of application to subject coordinator

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This subject includes a four day field trip in Albury-Wodonga and districts with face to face lectures in addition to online delivery"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online discussion posts & responses to group member posts, (1,000 equivalent)This assessment task encourages regular engagement with subject content. Postings to the group discussion forum and responses to group member posts enables peer to peer learning25 07
1,000 word field trip reflective journalA four day residential period in Albury Wodonga will enable site visits in the region and intensive face to face classes, including workshop on the reflective journal assignment25 01, 02, 03
2,000 word research essay50 04, 05, 06