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 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13813 LE01 110 15 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 12pm - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Napier, G03, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13814 TU05 25 10 4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
13815 TU04 25 2 4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
13817 TU02 25 1 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
13818 TU01 25 2 2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 1 Jun Wednesday 11am - 12pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
14557 TU06 13 3 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class