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Contemporary Australia (6 points)


Leader: Dr Victoria Peel

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A multidisciplinary course in Australian studies designed for non-Australian residents. Key themes include environment, migration and national identity explored through film, literature and popular culture. Australia's relations with indigenous people and migrant groups. Changing Australian stereotypes and icons, the changing identity of women and family life, and the conservation and imaging of the Australian landscape and fauna.

Assessment: Tutorial paper (1000 words): 25% + Major essay (2500 words): 40% + Examination (1.5 hours): 35%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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