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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Examines the connection between people and place, community and identity in terms of how a sense of place is imagined and interpreted over time. Different ways of reading landscapes in visual and literary historical documents linking time and place will be introduced. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their practice as historians and their craft as writers to develop their own writing skills in the process of making history.

Unit content

Module 1: Country

Module 2: Great Southern Land

Module 3: Colonial Encounters

Module 4: The Bush

Module 5: The Beach

Module 6: Memory and Landscape

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 interpret different visual and literary and historical texts
2 critically review contemporary historians' theories and approaches to place of contemporary historians
3 discuss the relationship between place and the historical, social, political and economic contexts in which it is imagined and interpreted
4 construct an evidence-based argument using skills in historical writing and research.

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

  1. identify and interpret different visual and literary and historical texts
  2. critically review contemporary historians' theories and approaches to place of contemporary historians
  3. discuss the relationship between place and the historical, social, political and economic contexts in which it is imagined and interpreted
  4. construct an evidence-based argument using skills in historical writing and research.

Prescribed texts

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