Australia WW1 to Whitlam (KCSE3104)


The unit of study will encourage students to ponder the ways in which they themselves are the product of historical developments over the last eighty years. They will be encouraged to interrogate the society around them from an historical perspective, to see the vestiges of the past in the present, to talk to people about their memories, to critique and perceive the present as a product of the past. The course will also seek to develop independent research skills through extensive use of primary source materials.

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Block Mode


footnoting exercise (10%) and short essay (20%) and quiz (2 x 10%) and essay plan (10%) and research essay (40%)

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Unit of study rules


96 credit points of units

Additional Information

Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.