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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Explores a wide range of interpretations of the history of culture in Australia and some of the debates that arise from the study of history. Particular attention is paid to those areas that are seen as crucial to shaping contemporary Australia from World War I to the present.

Unit content

  • Cultural history
  • Cultural contact
  • Sport and popular culture
  • Biography: Individuality, society and history
  • High politics and everyday life
  • 'Looking to America'
  • Movements for change
  • Commemorating/celebrating

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 identify and analyse major social and cultural developments in Australia and their interpretations from the end of World War I to the present time
2 interrogate the ways in which race, class, gender and ethnicity and changes in broader society have altered the ways historians this century now think and write histories
3 critically analyse primary sources for the purposes of interpreting the past.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and analyse major social and cultural developments in Australia and their interpretations from the end of World War I to the present time
  2. interrogate the ways in which race, class, gender and ethnicity and changes in broader society have altered the ways historians this century now think and write histories
  3. critically analyse primary sources for the purposes of interpreting the past.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.