Australian Studies 5B

Subject AUST90006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 120 hours
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Australian Studies or admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Australian studies and permission of the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


Prof Katherine Darian-Smith


Prof Kate Darian-Smith

Subject Overview:

This is a directed reading seminar on public culture that is driven by the research interest of both the students and the staff. Details of the programs being offered will be available in the Australian Centre.

Objectives: Students who successfully completethis subject will:
  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of the focus on public culture, that is developed in the seminar. Where appropriate students will have contributed to the articulaton of key examples in historical research and utilized the appropriate theoretical concepts for understanding the new formations in contemporary culture. Students should show a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the issues being studied, and show an awareness of the latest research direction in the particular field of the seminar.
Assessment: Written work totaling 5000 words 100% (due at the end of semester)
Prescribed Texts: Texts appropriate to the area of study will be determined in consultation with the coordinator.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Course(s): M.A.Australian Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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