GONE BUSH: AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY AND RURAL MYTH

HUS3GBP

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesReflective journal and essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesBy the order of application to subject coordinator

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Readings

My Brilliant Career

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMiles Franklin

Year1901

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PublisherText classic edition

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Dot and the Kangaroo

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEthel C Pedley

Year1899

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PublisherAny

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The Getting of Wisdom

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHenry Handel Richardson

Year1910

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PublisherText classic edition

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Romulus, My Father

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRaimond Gaita

Year1999

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherText publishing

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Such is life

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJoseph Furphy

Year1903

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PublisherText classic edition

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The road from Coorain

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJill Ker Conway

Year1989

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMinerva

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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. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
02. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.
03. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.
05. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
06. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
07. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 learning

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO7

1,000 word field trip reflective journal A 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 assignment

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size10

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 learning

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO7

1,000 word field trip reflective journal A 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 assignment

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size35

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 learning

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO7

1,000 word field trip reflective journal A 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 assignment

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 learning

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO7

1,000 word field trip reflective journal A 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 assignment

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 d 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 ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 learning

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO7

1,000 word field trip reflective journal A 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 assignment

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 word research essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO5, SILO6