This unit explores European and American experiences of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public, governments and the media. The unit ranges across battlefields and home fronts, soldiers and civilians, state and society, and the living and the dead. Themes include total war and guerrilla war, combat and trauma, mourning and memorialisation, gender and race, war and national identity, the laws of war, violence and atrocities, and propaganda and the media. The unit draws upon a rich array of sources including soldiers' letters and memoirs, film, literature and war memorials. Case studies include the First World War, the Second World War (Europe and the Pacific), the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
|Unit name||Experience of Modern War|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
5hrs per fortnight: 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly
2,500-word essay (40%), 500-word written exercise (10%), Tutorial Participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)
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