Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011: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
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||673-333 or 102-111 Australia Now|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Jessica Carniel, Dr Michael Cathcart
ContactDr Michael Cathcart email@example.com Dr Graham Willett firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject introduces students to the key issues facing contemporary Australia. It is ideal for international students, for students whose main area of study lies outside the humanities, and for those who wish to gain a broad understanding of the complex challenges facing Australia today. We examine the historical and political foundations of the country and explore current issues and debates around Australian identity and how it is changing. Race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, the environment, sport and art and film cultures, Indigenous issues, the fair go and globalisation ... if it is happening in Australia it is happening in Australia Now.
|Assessment:||Semester 1: 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. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day; after five days, no late assessment will be accepted. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
|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|
|Notes:||Formerly available as 102-111 Australian Now. Students who have completed 102-111 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.|
Australian Studies |
Australian Studies Major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Australia: Indigenous and Settler Contexts |
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