units

ATS3569

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Erik Eklund

Notes

Previously coded HPL3512

Synopsis

This unit is an introduction to Australian history. It offers selected coverage of major events and developments in Australian history and also considers how the discipline of history operates across different domains - academic, public and popular. By focusing on major themes such as war, depression, memory, political and social conflict the unit takes an in-depth look at specific issues in Australian history that have provoked debate and controversy. By focusing on points of difference or conflict we begin to understand the deeper themes and characteristics of Australian history and its scholars. We will also consider how history and historians have made an impact on the public sphere.

Outcomes

This unit is designed to provide students with knowledge of Australian history and to develop their historical skills. The topics will be rotated from semester to semester according to available expertise but may include issues concerning the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous histories, the use of oral history, politics and Australian history, the public sphere and the history profession, and history in the schools.

Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an awareness of the major issues in the study and practice of Australian history;
  2. evaluate critically competing historical interpretations, and primary sources;
  3. understand and analyse academic as well as popular history;
  4. demonstrate research and reflective skills relevant to the study of the humanities;
  5. demonstrate written and oral communications skills appropriate for a scholarly environment;
  6. use primary sources critically.

Assessment

Essay (1500 words - At third year level the assignment must include a particular emphasis on the critical use of primary sources): 40% + Tutorial paper (800 words - At third year level the assignment must include a particular emphasis on the critical use of primary sources): 20% + Exam (2 hours): 40% +
(on campus students only)
Five minute tutorial presentation. This will be assessed as 'pass' or 'fail'. In order to secure a pass grade student will:
demonstrate evidence of research and comprehension skills relevant to the tutorial paper
demonstrate ability to plan a successful argument and utilise evidence effectively

(off campus students only)
100 Word tutorial summary submitted through Moodle. This will be assessed as 'pass' or 'fail'. In order to secure a pass grade student will:
demonstrate evidence of research and comprehension skills relevant to the tutorial paper
demonstrate evidence of ability to plan a successful argument and utilise evidence effectively

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

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

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

ATS2569, HPL2501, HPL2512, HPL3512