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HI2191 - Australian History

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject examines the history of Australia from colonisation in 1788 to the present. Within this broad historical survey, it looks at issues such as Aboriginal-settler conflict, the search for an Australian identity, economic development, political movements and achievements, immigration, race relations, social changes, and the ways in which Australia has influenced, and been influenced by, international affairs.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of historical issues and problems which have affected the development of Australian society;
  • an understanding of the role played by historians in shaping our perceptions of Australia's past;
  • skills in the reading and interpretation of historical evidence.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI1250 HI1251 HI1252 HI2423 HI3191 HI3423

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (20%); presentations (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Russell McGregor.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); presentations (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (40%).

Cairns, Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (20%); presentations (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.