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ATS2588

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Lachlan Grant

Notes

Previously coded HSY2325

Synopsis

This unit offers a critical examination of Australian people and culture from the earliest days of European settlement until the federation of the colonies in 1901 and the introduction of the White Australia policy. It explores the economic, social and cultural impact of colonisation and emigration on both newcomers and indigenous people; looking also at conflict over access to land, mineral wealth, political power and the control of working conditions; contests over the definitions, benefits and limitations of citizenship and at the fate of the family. It will also examine how artists, novelists, film-makers, politicians and historians have pictured Australia's colonial past.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. Be able to identify the major economic, social and political developments in Australian colonial society between 1788 and 1901.
  2. Be able to distinguish between different historical interpretations of key aspects of colonial Australian history.
  3. Have developed skills in the critical analysis of various kinds of sources, especially primary sources for the study of Australian history.
  4. Have acquired solid writing and oral presentation skills.
  5. Have developed research and bibliographic skills.
  6. Students doing this unit at level 3 will also have developed skills in independent research.

Assessment

2nd Year:
Assignment 1 (1000 words): 20%
Assignment 2 (2000 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 30%
Class Participation: 10%

3rd Year:
Assignment 1 (4000 words): 60%
Class Participation: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Lachlan Grant

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

History

Prerequisites

A first year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions

ATS3588