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HSY3325 - Becoming Australians: Nineteenth Century Subjects

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Marian Quartly


Not offered in 2007


As for HSY2325


Upon successful completion of this subject students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A broad knowledge of the major social and cultural developments in nineteenth century Australia.
  2. Familiarity with the concepts of imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism.
  3. Familiarity with the scholarly debates about the transference of metropolitan culture and institutions to colonial Australia, and about the emergence of distinctive local and national forms.
  4. Familiarity with scholarly debates about the reading and evidential use of various kinds of historical sources.
  5. Advanced skills of critical analysis in relation to written and visual texts.
  6. Fluency in oral and written communication.
  7. A sophisticated understanding of the process involved in conceiving and carrying through a self-defined research project based on primary sources.


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

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week


A first year sequence in history or permission