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Undergraduate | MUR-HIS208 | 2024

Australian Political History

Trace the origins of Australian democracy, then follow its path to politics in Australia at present. You’ll consider themes like the environment, conflict, and gender. Delve into the impact of change in a case study, conduct research, and write a report.

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Start dates
26 Feb 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Australian Political History

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. Explain the origins and development of institutions, practices, ideas and ideologies in Australian politics, the impact of change and crisis, and the degree to which our political future is shaped by our past.
    2. Identify, interpret and use appropriate primary and secondary sources in the completion of a research project.
    3. Critically analyse evidence, identify the ethical implications of data and how it is used, and assess the significance of conflicting approaches and interpretations.
    4. Demonstrate articulate communication skills by constructing evidence-based arguments in an audio, digital, oral and/or written form.
    5. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the conventions of the discipline(s).

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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