|Semester 2, 2021 Toowoomba On-campus|
|Short Description:||Australian Colonies|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090305 - History|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Jayne Persian
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course is designed to introduce students to the historical study of Australia. It is useful foundation for those intending to become secondary school teachers of History and SOSE but also for those intending to major in history. It stimulates students’ awareness of the problem of bias in sources and introduces them to ways historians have responded to this dilemma. It is also useful as an introduction to the themes of Australian history for those studying Australian Studies or international students wanting an introduction to the historical foundations of contemporary Australia.
This course offers students a narrative history from colonial Australia to Federation and from Invasion to White Australia. It introduces students to Australia's central social, economic and political themes: Indigenous dispossession and resistance, and the settler revolution, as well as movements towards democracy, universal education and better living standards. The course begins with an overview of the long history of Australia, moving toward a consideration of the perspectives on nationalism.. It is intended to enhance students' content knowledge of Australia as well as to develop skills in research methods, historical interpretation and written presentation.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- demonstrate a knowledge of themes in Australian history up to 1942;
- demonstrate academic and professional literacy skills by analysing and evaluating primary sources;
- demonstrate an understanding of the interpretive nature of the Australian past;
- demonstrate written and oral communication skills by preparing and presenting information clearly and accurately and in conformity with the practices of the discipline;
- demonstrate ethical research and enquiry skills by finding and applying appropriate sources of evidence, and by adhering to norms of academic integrity.
|1.||What is Australian studies?||4.00|
|5.||Nineteenth century ideologies||12.00|
|8.||The state and war||12.00|
Text and Materials
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=HIS1001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student Workload Expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|DOCUMENTARY ANALYSIS||15||15||23 Aug 2021|
|MAJOR ESSAY (2000 WORDS)||30||35||01 Oct 2021|
|TUTORIAL DISCUSSION||10||10||22 Oct 2021||(see note 1)|
|ONLINE EXAMINATION||45||40||End S2||(see note 2)|
- Students must participate in and contribute to 14 weekly discussions. Discussions for on-campus students should be completed in class; online students must answer 14 weekly discussion forum posts.
- This will be an online exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
An Online Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure https://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.