HIST431 War and Australian Society in the 20th CenturyUpdated: 19 March 2018
|Offering||Not offered in 2019|
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||HIST331 or HIST359|
offered in even-numbered years
- War and Australian Society in the 20th Century
|Coordinator(s)||Nathan Wise (email@example.com)|
War has played a key role in shaping Australian history in the 20th century. This unit will study various aspects of Australian history using war and its effects as the touchstone. Beginning with the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901, when Australia was at war in South Africa (the Boer War, 1899-1902), students will study the Great War (1914-18); WWII (1939-45); Korea (1950-53); Vietnam (1965-72) as well as more recent conflicts. Major themes include the gendered nature of warfare; the impact of volunteer labour during war; how war has affected certain groups in Australian society; the mythologies of war and how they are personified; and the remembering of war through institutional events such as Anzac Day (25 April), Remembrance Day (11 November) and war memorials.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: