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.
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 at least 12.5 points of second year history|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||131-204 Ireland Down Under|
|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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CoordinatorProf Elizabeth Malcolm
The Irish were a founding people in Australia from 1788. Indeed, in terms of their proportion of the population, the Irish were more significant in Australia during the 19th century than in any other country to which Irish immigrants went, including the USA. This subject will investigate why the Irish, both Catholics and Protestants, migrated to Australia. where they went on arrival. how they lived. how they were viewed by the non-Irish population. and the influence that they had on the political, social, religious, economic and cultural life of Australia. The subject invites students to consider stereotypes of the Irish as &.Acirc..&.lsquo..bad and mad&.Acirc..&.rsquo.., but it also assesses the Irish contribution to the law, education, medicine and literature. Students will engage with issues of class, race and gender. The subject as well utilises local sources and allows students to explore Irish influences in their own families or localities. The subject aims to assist students to assess the distinctive contribution made by the Irish to the development of Australian identities and values.
|Assessment:||A document essay of 1500 words 40% (due mid semester), a research essay of 2500 words 50% (due at the end of the semester) and tutorial participation 10%. Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
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