Australian History in a Global Context
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- 20 Feb 2023
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Engage with key factors that have shaped Australia within a global context.
- Analyse Australian historical events to identify key elements that have shaped our place in the world.
- Construct and communicate evidence-based arguments to demonstrate an understanding of historical events and debates.
- Week 1 - Introduction
- Week 2 - Pre-contact societies
- Week 3 - Colonialism & unfree labour
- Week 4 - Frontier wars
- Week 5 - Mass migration
- Week 6 - Darwinists and dying races
- Week 7 - Citizenship, gender, and the family
- Week 8 - The rise of Australian democracy
- Week 9 - Eugenics & the Stolen Generations
- Week 10 - Foreign wars
- Week 11 - Infrastructure
- Week 12 - Multiculturalism
- Week 13 - Urban and youth cultures
Conditional requisite: 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
No additional requirements
In this subject we explore the multitude of forces that have shaped the continent’s history from ancient times through to the present. We consider the extent to which Australia, and particularly Tasmania, has been moulded by factors such as violence, the rise of democratic government, the economics of empire, and cultural influences from the east and west as well as our Indigenous heritage. By learning how to unravel these threads through using traditional and digital tools and historical analysis, this subject will equip you to understand the shared and unique elements that have shaped Australia within the global context.
- Flash History and Reflection (25%)
- Podcast Review (35%)
- Essay (40%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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