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ANZAC: A History of Australians at War

Undergraduate | MAQ-MHIX2050 | 2024

Previously MAQ-MHIX205

Evaluate the ANZAC legend's place in Australian life and mythology. Revisit some of Australia's armed conflicts before and after the Battle for Gallipoli. Deconstruct the digger myth. Address conscription, nationalism and the legacy of war.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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ANZAC: A History of Australians at War

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to:

    1. read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources
    2. find, analyse and apply historical information
    3. communicate effectively in a range of written forms
    4. describe and understand key events in the military history of Australia
    5. criticially analyse contemporary debates about the place of the military and armed conflict in Australian national life
    6. understand and discuss the ways in which Australian historians have written and argued about the role of war and the military in Australian national life

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-HSTX205 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-MHIX205 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) HSTX205, MHIS205, HSTX205, MHIX205
Pre-requisite 40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or MHIX units)
NCCW (2020 and onwards) MHIS2050 ANZAC: Australians at War

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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