HIST529 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST329 or HIST429 or HIST451
Notes None
Combined Units HIST329 - 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.
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 clear, coherent and sustained independent exposition of knowledge and ideas through structured prose;
  2. demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of the major themes in the history of Australian foreign and defence policies over a century, including the relationship between foreign and defence policy;
  3. critically analyse and reflect on the main reasons for change and stability in Australian foreign and defence policies over a century;
  4. apply expert, specialised cognitive and communication skills to analyse, interpret and communicate the nature of debate and revisionism in modern historical studies;
  5. apply an advanced knowledge of the major methods and concerns of international history as a field of study; and
  6. demonstrate a highly developed understanding of the role of primary sources in the writing of international history.