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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the key events and developments that shaped colonial Australia;
apply the methods and ethical conventions of the discipline to the evaluation and application of historical evidence from colonial Australia;
critically examine and evaluate a range of methodologies, concepts and debates from the historical scholarship on colonial Australia;
construct well-researched, logically argued and clearly communicated written assessment tasks based on evidence from a variety of primary and secondary materials; and
reflect critically on knowledge gained, skills learned and opinions formed from their practice of scholarly historical investigation in this unit.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces you to a variety of events and issues which influenced the lives of colonial Australians, as well as the continuing historiographical debates which surround them. It also introduces you to various sources and methods used to study Australian history. Through case studies and detailed source analysis, you will learn about topics ranging from the origins of European settlement to frontier relations, convicts and the gold rushes, as well as the city and the bush, bushrangers, women, workers and Federation. This subject complements the knowledge gained in HIST151 but can also be studied as a standalone subject.
Assessment 1: Short Answer Exercise: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 1 Assessment 2: Essay Planning Exercise. 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3: Essay. 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 4: Reflection Exercise. 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 5
- Assessment 1: Short Answer Exercise. 500 words (10%)
- Assessment 2: Essay Planning Exercise. 1000 words (30%)
- Assessment 3: Essay. 2000 words (50%)
- Assessment 4: Reflection Exercise. 500 words. (10%)
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