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HSY3300 - Twentieth Century Australia

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Christina Twomey


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


As for HSY2300


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the key moments of demographic, economic, social and political change in twentieth-century Australia.
  2. Understand the changing character of the Australian state.
  3. Identify the incidence of conflict and consensus in Australian political life.
  4. Analyse the changing representations of Australian identity.
  5. Apply the analytical frameworks of race, gender, class, ethnicity and power to twentieth-century Australian history.
  6. Recognize how these key concepts are used by historians of twentieth-century Australia.


Class participation: 10%
Tutorial paper (500 words): 15%
Book review (750 words): 15%
Research essay (2250 words): 35%
Examination (1 hour): 25%
Third-year students will be expected to read more widely and work at a higher level than second-year students.

Contact hours

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week


A first-year sequence in History or permission


HSY2300, HSY2740, HSY3740