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Reading Regional History (12 points)


Leader: David Schmitt

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)

Synopsis: Introduction to the theoretical and methodological issues associated with regional studies. Application to studies approaching Australian history from regional and local perspectives. The unit is divided into six topic areas: theoretical and methodological considerations; rural regions - regional history in the 1960s; the colonies/states as regions; urban, and urban-hinterland regions; shire/municipal histories and Australia and supra-state regionalism; and regional, thematic histories.

Assessment: Regional study (6000 words): 70% + Seminar papers (3000 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First degree with a major in history-politics or related discipline

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