Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010: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 at least 12.5 points of second year history|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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 Sean Scalmer
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Commonwealth of Australia gained a reputation for its then distinctive political and social arrangements: wage arbitration, industry protection, a mass Labor party, the enfranchisement of women, a &.amp.lsquo..White Australia&.amp.rsquo... One hundred years later, most of these arrangements have been abandoned. those that persist have had unexpected consequences. Why did the Australians of the past support such policies? How and why were they altered? And what have they been replaced with? This course tells the story of the remaking of Australia since 1900. It considers successive transformations wrought by war, immigration, social movements, urbanisation, and economic change. It also examines how such changes have reshaped the everyday lives of Australians (black and white, men and women, rich and poor), their relationships to the past, and their self-conceptions, too. In this way, the study of Australia&.amp.rsquo..s history nourishes a fuller understanding of the problems of the present, and also of the Australia that might come to be.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||A research essay 2,500 words 60% ,(due mid semester) and a reflective essay 1,500 words,40% (due at end of semester). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject should
Australian Studies |
Australian Studies Major
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