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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Professor Alistair Thomson


Previously coded HSY3300


As for ATS2587


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.

Chief examiner(s)

Alistair Thomson

Contact hours

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian studies


A first-year sequence in History or permission


ATS2587, HSY2740, HSY3740