|Short Description:||Introduction to Aust History|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090305 - History|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||1 June 2020|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course offers students a narrative history of Australia from its long Aboriginal past to the start of the war in the Pacific in 1942. It will introduce students to Australia's central social, economic and political themes by examining the different ways in which historians have interpreted them. The course begins with Aboriginal Australia's contribution to world history, the marginal place of the early colony in British imperial history and the insularity of Australia in the lead up to World War II. It is intended to enhance students' content knowledge of Australia as well as to develop skills in research methods, historical interpretation and written presentation.