University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18717 LEC0 140 36 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14036 TU07 25 4 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
14037 TU06 25 5 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
14039 TU04 25 7 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
14040 TU03 25 6 2 Mar - 6 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 1 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
14041 TU02 25 5 2 Mar - 6 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 1 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
14042 TU01 10 4 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class