Take a trip through 200 years of Australian history. Start at the European colonisation and work your way up to today. Ponder immigration, Indigenous relations, sport and war. Understand the effect political and social change has had on the country.
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Students will develop the capacity 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. participate actively in group discussions.
Students will acquire knowledge about:
1. key changes and continuities in Australian society and the economy over the past 200 years
2. important areas of current policy and their historical background
3. researching sources relevant to the above
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the study materials
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
- MUR-BAR100-Academic Learning Skills
- SWI-COM10006-Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.
No special requirements
- Short Essay (20%)
- Online Participation (20%)
- Major Essay (20%)
Bachelor of Arts
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in English
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Society and Culture
- Major in Sociology