HIST151 Modern Australia

Updated: 18 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST154 or HIST155 or HIST156 or HIST157 or LOCH112 or LOCH115 or LOCH214 or LOCH281
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Lorina Barker (lbarker3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit complements HIST150. It introduces a variety of events and issues which have influenced the lives of Australians during the 20th and into the 21st centuries, and the continuing historiographical debates which surround them. It also introduces the variety of sources and methods used to study modern Australian history. Through case studies and detailed source analysis students will learn about topics such as the modern family, Australians at war, immigration, political life, leisure and pleasure, depressions and recessions, and popular culture.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply ethical conventions, methods and sources to study history;
  2. apply specialised knowledge to locate and analyse particular types of historical sources in depth;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the key events and issues that shaped modern Australia;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the impact and legacies of debates in history;
  5. research and write different types of well-constructed and well-presented assignments; and
  6. identify and reflect upon the transformative learning that comes from scholarly historical investigation.