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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2 hour lecture and a 1 hour tutorial per week |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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CoordinatorDr Fay Anderson
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject examines rival ideas about Australia. It explores some of the ways in which Australian history, politics, culture and society have been sites of contestation. It looks at issues such as Aboriginality, migration, sexuality, war and conflict, the environment and class/status. It draws upon a variety of texts (fiction, non-fiction, film and other media) to uncover the diverging understandings of what Australia is, has been and might become. On completion of the subject, students should have developed ways to discuss and theorise diverse ways in which political and cultural conflicts can be understood.
|Assessment:||1500 word essay 30% (due mid-semester), a 2500 word essay 60% (due during the examination period) and class participation 10%.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester. In additon students will need to purchase the following essential texts:An Unpolished Gem (Alice Pung), Black Ink, 2006 My Brother Jack (George Johnson), any edition The Secret River (Kate Grenville), Text, 2005|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Arts |
Diploma in Arts (History)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Australian Studies)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (History)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Australian Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (History)
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