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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- apply ethical conventions, methods and sources to study history;
- apply specialised knowledge to locate and analyse particular types of historical sources in depth;
- demonstrate an understanding of the key events and issues that shaped colonial Australia;
- demonstrate an understanding of the impact and legacies of debates in history;
- research and write different types of well-constructed and well-presented assignments; and
- identify and reflect upon the transformative learning that comes from scholarly historical investigation.
- 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.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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 a variety of events and issues which influenced the lives of colonial Australians, and the continuing historiographical debates which surround them. It also introduces sources and methods used to study Australian history. Through case studies and detailed source analysis students will learn about topics such as the origins of European settlement, frontier relations, convicts, the gold rushes, the city and the bush, bushrangers, women, workers, and federation. This subject complements UNE-HIST151.
Assessment 1 Reflective Exercise: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 4-6 Assessment 2 Workbook: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Reflective Exercise (10%)
- Workbook (40%)
- Essay (50%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.