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Society and Culture of Twentieth Century Australia (6 points)


Leader: Dr Victoria Peel and Dr Paul Strangio

Clayton First semester 2003 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Evening)

Synopsis: Provides an overview of contemporary Australia by focusing on key events and personalities in four periods, viz 1901-18, 1929-39, 1939-64, 1964 to present. Students gain an understanding of the forces that underpin social change and identity in Australia and the origins and impact of the national image used to promote Australia internationally. Themes include representations of national identity in film, tourism and popular culture and issues of inclusiveness concerning indigenous Australians and migrant groups.

Assessment: One seminar paper (1500 words): 20% + Group research assignment (2500 words): 30% + Essay (3500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week and associated field work

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