HIST351 Convict Australia

Updated: 24 May 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or candidature in BCrim or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST158 or HIST251
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) David Roberts (drobert9@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces students to one of the central issues of white settlement in Australia. It places transportation and convict life within the context of settlement as a whole, while at the same time examining the moral issues surrounding 19th-century crime and punishment. The unit seeks to understand the way the system was managed, and the way convict men and women sought to make the most of their situation in this country.

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 understanding of the convict origins of our society;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of human behaviour in an historically different context;
  3. demonstrate a well-developed understanding of historical methodology;
  4. demonstrate their capacity to independently utilise, evaluate and analyse appropriate sources of information; and
  5. write structured prose and frame coherent arguments in the accepted manner of the discipline.