Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8.5 hours per week: Total time commitment 102 hours
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 12.5 points at first-year in Australian studies or one of the Faculty of Arts' Interdisciplinary Foundation (IDF) subjects.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||670-307 Australia and America|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Fay Anderson, Dr Graham Willett
Dr Fay Anderson.
Prof Kate Darian-Smith
This subject examines, in a comparative context, historical and cultural developments in the United States and Australia from the mid-19th century until the present day. In tracing the similarities and differences in the experiences of these two nations, themes to be addressed will include: frontier histories and the rights of Indigenous people. the media. crimeand punishment.political leadership. issues of civil rights, ethnicity and gender. immigration and its resulting social and political consequences. war and society. foreign policy and the ramifications of terrorism. The subject will also investigate the ways Australians and Americans have viewed each other"s societies, and the cultural and political ties between the two countries.
Semester 1: An essay of 1500 words 40% (due mid-semester), a research essay of 2000 words 50% (due during the examination period) and a 500 word presentation 10% (during semester). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.
Semester 2: Weekly online lecture quiz, 10%, a 1500 word essay (due mid-semester) 30%, a research essay, 2500 words (due end of semester) 60%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.
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|Breadth Options:|| |
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts(Media and Communications) |
American Studies Major |
Australian Studies Major
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