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Australian history in a global context HTA206

Hobart

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Introduction

In this unit we explore the multitude of forces that have shaped the continent’s history from ancient times through to the present. We consider the extent to which Australia, and particularly Tasmania, has been moulded by factors such as violence, the rise of democratic government, the economics of empire, and cultural influences from the east and west as well as our Indigenous heritage. By learning how to unravel these threads through using traditional and digital tools and historical analysis, this unit will equip you to understand the shared and unique elements that have shaped Australia within the global context

Summary

Unit name Australian history in a global context
Unit code HTA206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Associate Professor Kristyn Harman

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Engage with key factors that have shaped Australia within a global context;

2. Analyse Australian historical events to identify key elements that have shaped our place in the world; and

3. Construct and communicate evidence-based arguments to demonstrate an understanding of historical events and debates.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 090305

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTA240, HTA340

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:

Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)

Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (consisting of short lectures, discussions, and activities)

Off Campus:

Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)

Weekly 2-hour mixed format online learning materials (consisting of short video lectures, discussions, and activities)

Assessment

Weekly online quizzes (25%)

500-word ‘flash history’ with a 750-word reflection (35%)

2,500-word essay (40%)

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