HIST338 Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories

Updated: 11 April 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2018
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST438 or HIST538
Notes None
Combined Units HIST438 - Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories
Coordinator(s) David Roberts (drobert9@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit explores the history of individuals, families and communities on the fringes of settler society in Australia during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In particular, it looks at the relationships between settlers and the land they inhabited, including conflicting views over the use and ownership of that land, and the evolution of regional and community identities. It also considers the idea of the frontier and the bush as the supposed founding ground of Australian identity and character.

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. demonstrate a broad knowledge of key aspects of Australian rural history;
  2. present a clear, independent exposition of knowledge with depth in the key aspects of Australian rural history;
  3. exercise initiative and judgement to obtain, organise and digest key materials relevant to the study of Australian rural history; and
  4. apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to engage analytically with the range of internet resources and databases emerging in this field.