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Australia: Politics and Nation - HSTY2677

Year - 2019

This unit examines the intersection between political culture and nationalism in Australia, with particular attention to the question of when (and if?) Australia became an 'independent' nation. It examines the content and character of British race patriotism in Australia before 1945 and the gradual unravelling of this British myth in the post-war period. Among other issues, the unit explores the end of 'White Australia', the rise of multiculturalism, engagement with Asia, Aboriginal reconciliation and republicanism.

Classes
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x1000wd Short Paper on Research Skills (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr Exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 credt points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Courses that offer this unit

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