units

ATS2587

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Alistair Thomson

Notes

Previously coded HSY2300

Synopsis

A study of the changing character of the Australian state and of national aspirations and identity. The topics covered include federation and national goals in the first decade of the twentieth century, the defence of the state from external and internal enemies, including consideration of involvement in overseas conflicts from the First World War to Vietnam, the significance of race and gender, changing representations of the Australian way of life, and the remaking of Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the key moments of demographic, economic, social and political change in twentieth-century Australia.
  2. Understand the changing character of the Australian state.
  3. Identify the incidence of conflict and consensus in Australian political life.
  4. Analyse the changing representations of Australian identity.
  5. Apply the analytical frameworks of race, gender, class, ethnicity and power to twentieth-century Australian history.
  6. Recognize how these key concepts are used by historians of twentieth-century Australia.

Assessment

Class participation: 10%
Tutorial paper (500 words): 15%
Book review (750 words): 15%
Research essay (2250 words): 35%
Examination (1 hour): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Alistair Thomson

Contact hours

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

History
Australian studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions

ATS3587, HSY2740, HSY3740