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HIST 3057 - Nations and Nationalism

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

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11694 WR02 75 8 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 3pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 3pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
11695 WR01 76 5 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 12pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11693 LE01 150 12 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 3pm - 4pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre