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HSTY2631 - Sin City? A History of Sydney

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kirsten McKenzie
Phone: +61 2 9351 6668
Email: kirsten.mckenzie@sydney.edu.au

Description

From its beginnings as a convict colony, Sydney had to deal with an unsavoury reputation. This course explores the history of the city we live in, its people and its places. Distinct communities and neighbourhoods emerged as battles were fought over who belonged in Sydney, and how they should behave. Topics include Aboriginal resistance, convict scandals, poverty and plague, the 'Razor Gang Wars', Mardi Gras protests, the 'Emerald City' excesses of the 1980s, and the Cronulla riots.

Assessments

1x500wd tutorial paper (10%), 1x250wd research essay bibliography (5%), 1x 250wd research essay outline (5%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (12 junior credit points of Socio-Legal Studies)

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