HIST329 Australia and the World: An International History

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or PAIS or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST429 or HIST451 or HIST529
Notes None
Combined Units HIST529 - Australia and the World: An International History
Coordinator(s) Erin Ihde (eihde2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit explores the history of Australia's place in the world in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on changing relations with Great Britain, the United States of America and Asia. Particular attention is paid to foreign and defence policies, but these are placed in appropriate social, political, economic and cultural contexts, and related to larger shifts in Australian national identity. Assessment is by assignment work.

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.
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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. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the changing place of Australia in the world, and the shifting Australian identities that have been the corollary of such changes;
  2. demonstrate a firm grasp of the major themes in the history of Australian foreign and defence policies over a century;
  3. analyse and evaluate the main reasons for change and stability in Australian foreign and defence policies over a century;
  4. apply well developed cognitive and communication skills to evaluate and communicate the nature of debate and revisionism in modern historical studies;
  5. apply an understanding of the role of primary sources in the writing of international history; and
  6. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas through structured prose.