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
|Unit name||Australian history in a global context|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Associate Professor Kristyn Harman
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $1,729.00||090305|
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25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly introductory lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (consisting of short lectures, discussions, and activities)
Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
Weekly online quizzes (25%)
500-word ‘flash history’ with a 750-word reflection (35%)
2,500-word essay (40%)
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