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HIS2000 Contemporary Australia

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Requisites

Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Synopsis

This course will explore the social, economic, political and cultural history of Australia from World War II to the present. Its themes will be the persistence of racial beliefs and their impact on Australia's response to world affairs, Australia's new relations with Britain and the United States, consumerism and its effect on social order, the challenge of the social movements of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the impact of globalisation and the Culture Wars of the Howard Government. There will be further development of critical and interpretative skills through the analysis of primary sources. NOTE: Students who have already passed old unit 95501 will not be permitted to enrol in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2012 External