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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byNational Centre for Australian Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton
CoordinatorDr Agnieszka Sobocinska

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Available as a minor only.

Description

What does it mean to be Australian in the twenty-first century? How does Australia sit in the region and the world, in terms of society, politics, trade and cultural traditions? The interdisciplinary nature of Australian studies allows students to draw on a range of scholarly traditions for a broader understanding of Australian cultures, lifestyles and societies. Subjects focus on social, cultural, political and economic aspects of the Australian experience within broad regional and global contexts. Individual units focus on Australian cultural history and contemporary popular culture (especially film and television, sport and travel), war and its aftermath, environmental issues, and Australia's connections with its region and the world. As a sequence, this minor builds an understanding of the ways in which the social and cultural spheres intersect with politics and the economy, and how Australia's domestic context interacts with its international connections.

Units

Minor in Australia in the world

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Australia in the world must complete four units (24 points), including:

(a.) at least one second-year cornerstone unitcornerstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

  • ATS2385 Anzac legends: Australians at war
  • ATS2395 Australia in a globalising world

(b.) additional elective units chosen from the lists below (18 points)

Elective units

  • ATS1259 Exploring contemporary Australia*
  • ATS2386/ATS3386 Paradise Lost? Sustainability and Australia* (12 points)
  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in the Great War** (12 points)
  • ATS2394/ATS3394 Australia and Asia*** (12 points)
  • ATS2971 Fields of play: Entertainment, politics and popular cultures
  • ATS3391 A world of sport: Business, politics and media
  • ATS3392 A lonely planet? Travel, culture, power

Further elective units

Students can complete a maximum of 12 points of the following units:

  • ATS2354/ATS3354 Interrogating racism: Indigenous Australians and the state
  • ATS2359/ATS3359 Hearing the country: Studies in Indigenous Australian ethnoecology
  • ATS2510 Writing in Australia
  • ATS2529 Australian film and television: Nation, culture and identity
  • ATS2584/ATS3584 Australia's black history
  • ATS2587 Twentieth century Australia: From Anzac to apology
  • ATS2588 Australia to 1901: Making a nation
  • ATS2693 Politics and the media

* This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

** Intensive field study in Instanbul and Gallipoli (Turkey), Prato and Bologna (Italy), Ypres (Belgium) and Amiens and Paris (France). This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

*** Intensive field study in Asia. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts