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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Anti-requisites

HIS00233 Contemporary Australia

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and analyse major social and cultural developments in Australia from the end of World War I to the present time
2 apply that knowledge to their own experience of Australian culture
3 consider and analyse different constructions and interpretations of those developments
4 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
5 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 from the end of World War I to the present time
    • GA7:
  2. apply that knowledge to their own experience of Australian culture
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. consider and analyse different constructions and interpretations of those developments
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  4. 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
    • GA7:
  5. critically analyse primary sources for the purposes of interpreting the past.
    • GA2:
    • GA6: