University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 2051 - Australia and the World

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
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 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: HIST 2004 or HIST 3004
Assessment: Research essay (2500 word) 50%, Group debate or Critical review (2000 word) 30%, Quiz 20%
Syllabus:

This course examines Australian history from 1901 until the present. Australians have variously been described as a nation of sporting champions, yet we lose more often than we win; of 'battling' when we live in relative wealth; and of settling in the 'outback' while we sprawl into cities. We've been characterised as a 'classless' society and an equal one, which is at odds with the experience of many women and unemployed people. We've been introduced as descendants of convicts and 'Poms' when our families are just as likely to have emigrated from Eastern Europe or Asia or lived on this land for thousands of years. Students in this course will learn how each of these descriptions have been evoked for a purpose. They are used by politicians willing to appeal to a particular constituency, and by opponents in debates about federation, immigration, aboriginal rights, welfare, the status of women, and the possibility of Australia becoming a republic. In this course, the trajectory of these debates, which have shaped Australian identity, will be explored in addition to the social effects of the 1930s Depression, the legacy of the Menzies and Whitlam Governments, Australia's participation in war and its place in the global village. Students will have the opportunity to recall our long-felt deference to Britain, our more recent acceptance of our Aboriginal heritage, our brief flirtation as an Asian nation, and our current 'coalition' with the United States, and ponder where our future might lay.

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3
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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 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21968 LE01 110 31 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21969 TU05 22 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21971 TU03 22 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
21972 TU02 20 7 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
21973 TU01 22 3 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room