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HIST 3034 - Migrants and the Making of Modern Australia

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
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
Incompatible: HIST 2052
Assessment: Research essay (2500 word) 50%, Group debate or Critical Review (2000 word) 30%, Quiz 20%
Syllabus:

The Tampa crisis, widespread fears of 'people smuggling', and the revelations about the condition of asylum seekers in detention centres have reignited the debate about Australia's immigration policy and the way that we treat refugees. There is a perception that Australia has already 'done its bit' in generously accepting waves of displaced persons and refugees since World War II, and that further large-scale intakes will destabilise the Australian economy and threaten our 'way of life'. Yet others argue that Australia's post-war Displaced Persons Scheme was self-serving and oriented towards sourcing cheap labour for dangerous public works projects, and that while Australia opened its border to Asians and East-Europeans for the first time our preference was always for British migrants who continued to constitute the overwhelming majority of new arrivals. From this perspective the Australian government's current stringent migrant and refugee intake quota simply reflect the continuation of a long-standing and generally hard-hearted immigration policy. We will examine these different points of view, alongside the testimony of migrants and refugees who left behind everything and everyone they knew to make a new life in Australia. The course examines a range of other issues and debates concerning migrants in Australia, beginning in the late nineteenth century and continuing until the present day.

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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
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11686 LE01 137 23 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 10am - 11am Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 10am - 11am Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11687 TU06 22 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
11689 TU04 25 3 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
11690 TU03 25 1 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
11691 TU02 20 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
11692 TU01 25 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room