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HIST 3057 - Nations and Nationalism

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3710
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assessment: Team wiki-page (Regional overview) 10%, Individual wiki-page (Opinion piece) 20%, Research essay 50%, Reflective document 20%

Despite globalisation, nationalism is on the rise in the contemporary world. This leads to conflicts both within and between states. Understanding the nationalism is central to understanding the world in which we live. In this course we explore how nations and nationalisms are based on narratives of the past. We investigate how conflicts arise when the narrative of one nation differs from that of another, or when there are disagreements within a national community, about what the 'proper' national narrative should be. Case studies of 'hot spots' in contemporary politics include: the Sino-Japanese War and the Japanese occupation of Korea, the partition of India/Pakistan and of Israel/Palestine, Stalinism, Fascism, World War II and the Holocaust in Europe, and the debate about slavery and the Confederacy in the USA. The course starts with a discussion of the origins of nationalism in the nineteenth century and its evolution in the twentieth. Our main focus, however, is on the politics of nationalist narratives in the present. This is not a traditional undergraduate course. It is a collaborative research project in which students participate as active researchers. Each student chooses a particular country or region to research. The student feeds the results of her/his research into a collective pool of information which is shared by the whole class. On the basis of the information gathered by the students themselves, we shall address wider, theoretical questions about the role of history, narrative and identity in the modern world.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3710 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10981 WR01 130 24 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12638 TU01 130 24 2 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM205, Teaching Room