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Twentieth Century Australia (6 points)


Leader: Christina Twomey

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

Synopsis: A study of the changing character of the Australian state and of national aspirations andidentity. The topics covered include federation and national goals in the first decade of the twentieth century, the defence of the state from external and internal enemies, including consideration of involvement in overseas conflicts from the First World War to Vietnam, the significance of race and gender, changing representations of the Australian way of life, and the remaking of Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Assessment: Class participation: 10% + Tutorial paper (500 words): 15% + Book review (750 words): 15% + Research essay (2250 words): 35% + Examination (1 hour): 25%

Contact Hours: one 1-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour tutorial per week over 13 weeks

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions: HSY3300, HSY2740, HSY3740

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