Currency Lasses and Chesty Bonds: Gender in Australian History
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Undergraduate Level 2
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Learn the unique history of women's experience in Australia. You will examine continuities and changes for women, beginning with the differences between convict women and the construction and realities of the lives of free women and girls. The unit then explores the agency of women in the twentieth century including their role in wartime and the subsequent explosion of second wave feminism. Throughout the unit, you will examine the diversities of Australian women and the ways in which class, sexuality, race and ethnicity impacted and interacted with gender. By the end of this unit you should have a wide familiarity with the historical situations of women in Australia.
- Assignment 1 — Minor Essay (20%)
- Assignment 2 — Major Essay (40%)
- Non-Invigilated Exam — Take Home Exam (40%)
At the completion of this unit students will:
- have a wide familiarity with the historical situations of women in Australia
- be able to outline the key turning points for women in Australian history and be familiar with the important issues affecting the lives of women throughout this period
- be able to demonstrate the particular difficulties faced by women, but also their triumphs
- know that gender should not be the sole category of analysis: students will also be able to discuss issues of race, class and ethnicity, and the ways they intersect with sex
- have opportunities to evaluate evidence in a number of forms
- be able to source material and write their evidence into an argument in the form of a complex research task.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Aboriginal woman: before and at the time of colonisation|
|2||Female convicts and women in the colonial period|
|4||Votes for women|
|5||Issues surrounding women's citizenship|
|6||Women as workers|
|7||Women in the inter-war periods|
|8||Queen's Royal Tour in 1954: Australia's response|
|9||Multiculturalism and women migrants|
|10||Women's changing role in society|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
Print based materials
- Welcome Letter
Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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