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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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24101 LE01 110 43 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24102 TU05 23 5 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
24104 TU03 20 8 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
24105 TU02 25 3 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Nexus10, UB40, Teaching Room
24106 TU01 25 10 29 Jul - 16 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room