HIST368 The Swinging Sixties: The 1960s in America, Britain and Australia

Updated: 14 April 2016
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2017
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 a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST268
Notes

Internet access is mandatory to complete Assignment 2.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Erin Ihde (eihde2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines the 'swinging sixties' in the United States, Britain and Australia. Major topics of study will include Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the women's movement, the civil rights campaigns 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
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 2 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of some significant issues in the emergence and development of the 'swinging sixties' as a cultural, social and political phenomenon;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of human behaviour in an historically different context;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of historical methodology;
  4. locate, evaluate and appropriately use historical sources; and
  5. write structured prose and frame arguments in the accepted manner of the discipline, presenting a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas.