- Class Number 9711
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Marit Luker
- Dr Marit Luker
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
The extension of World War II to the Pacific Theatre in 1942 signalled a new era in the technology of war and profoundly shaped the modern history of the Asia Pacific region. This course is the first in the world to combine Allied, Japanese and Pacific Islander understandings of the Pacific War with particular attention to the South West Pacific. It complements the existing emphasis on the perspective from the United States and is distinctive in making 'space' for Islander experiences. Attention is divided equally between a narrative history of the events of conflict, and a multi-thematic consideration of the consequences and implications of World War II in the Islands. These legacies are addressed through issues as diverse as military technology and strategy, health and environment, Pacific Island lives and post-war political developments in the region. The course offers a fresh approach to a watershed in regional history, and should appeal to students in History, Peace and Conflict Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Development Studies and International Relations.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of key actors, events, locations and interests in the Pacific War in the Islands, its aftermath and legacies, as scoped in this course
- Identify broadly distinctive interpretations and representations of events from different standpoints (such as Allied, Japanese and Pacific Islander perspectives; or popular versus specialist treatments of World War II in the Islands)
- Recognize issues of difference and debate
- Place texts, films, objects, or sites in their historical and interpretive contexts
- Explicate the assumptions implied in students’ own ‘inherited memory’ of the Pacific War in the Islands
- Find and deploy relevant material relevant to an essay question (or equivalent)
- Communicate these findings in a well-supported and convincing essay (or equivalent).
The Australian War Memorial - Sat. 3rd August
Cowra - Sat. 10th October
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||WAR IN THE ISLANDS INTRODUCTION: 2 lectures, no tutorial; INTRODUCTION, MAIN CONCERNS, PRELIMINARY READING||Assessment of class participation begins. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions.|
|2||WAR IN THE ISLANDS GLOBALLY AND IN 1941. 2 lectures, 1 tutorial||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Informal visit to the Australian War Memorial on Saturday 3rd August (the AWM, among other things, helps to understand ways of remembering and memorialising). Students might commence their wk 3 quiz (covering lectures and tutorials in wks 2-3) following the lectures. Students are prompted to decide on the question for their first essay.|
|3||WAR IN THE ISLANDS, ON SEA AND LAND. 2 lectures, 1 tutorial||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students submit their wk 3 quiz by Sunday 11 August. Students are prompted to continue working on their outline for their first essay, to be submitted in week 4. Election of class rep.|
|4||WAR IN THE ISLANDS: NEW GUINEA AND FURTHER NORTH. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students might commence their wk 5 quiz (covering lectures and tutorials in wks 4-5) following the lectures and tutorial. Students submit their outline for their first essay by Thursday 15 August.|
|5||WAR IN THE ISLANDS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students submit their wk 5 quiz by Sun. 25th August. Students work on their assessment of a fellow student's outline.|
|6||WAR IN THE ISLANDS AND NEW STRATEGIES. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial/essay workshop||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students might commence their wk 7 quiz (covering lectures and tutorials in wks 6-7) following the lectures. Students receive fellow student's constructive feedback on their outlines of their first essay on Thursday 29 August. Final submission is due in 4 weeks (including 2 weeks non-teaching break.)|
|7||WAR IN THE ISLANDS AND THE IMPRISONED AND DISPLACED. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial.||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students submit their wk 7 quiz by Sun. 22nd September. Students work on their first essay.|
|8||WAR IN THE ISLANDS: ENVIRONMENT, DISEASE AND THE BOMB. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial.||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students might commence their wk 9 quiz (covering lectures and tutorials in wks 8-9) following the lectures and tutorial. Students submit their first essay.|
|9||WAR IN THE ISLANDS AND POST-WAR AFTERMATH. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial.||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Informal visit to Cowra (ties in with week 7) Students submit their wk 9 quiz by Sun. 6 October Students prompted to settle their 2nd essay question.|
|10||WAR IN THE ISLANDS IMAGINED. Note public holiday plus 1 lecture and 1 tutorial||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students might commence their wk 11 quiz (covering lectures and tutorials in wks 10-11) following the lectures and tutorial. Students are prompted to progress the bibliography for their second essay. Since a lecture will be lost to a public holiday, students will be asked to view a film/television series/or whatever instead, towards students' tutorial discussion.|
|11||WAR IN THE ISLANDS: RACE, GENDER AND COMFORT WOMEN. 2 lectures and 1 tutorial.||Assessment of class participation continues. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students submit their wk 11 quiz by Sun. 6 October Students are prompted to progress their second essay.|
|12||LEGACIES AND LESSONS FROM WAR IN THE ISLANDS. 2 lectures only.||Assessment of class participation continues till final lecture. After lecture 2, students note if they have any outstanding questions or suggestions. Students are prompted to progress their second essay, due 7th Nov.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Quiz 1||2 %||11/08/2019||11/08/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz 2||2 %||25/08/2019||25/08/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz 3||2 %||22/09/2019||22/09/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz 4||2 %||06/10/2019||06/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Quiz 5||2 %||20/10/2019||20/10/2019||1,2,3,4|
|Class participation||5 %||22/07/2019||24/10/2019||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
|Assessment of peer's essay outline||5 %||26/08/2019||29/08/2019||8|
|Submission of outline of first essay||5 %||15/08/2019||29/08/2019||6,7|
|Essay 1||30 %||26/09/2019||10/10/2019||1,2,3,4,6,7|
|Essay 2||45 %||07/11/2019||21/11/2019||1,2,3,4,6,7|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wk 3 quiz due Sunday 11 August
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wk 5 quiz due by Sunday 25 August
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wk 7 quiz due by Sunday 22 September
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wk 9 quiz due by Sunday 6 October
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Wk 11 quiz due by Sunday 20 October
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Class participation from Monday 22 July - Tuesday 22 October
Assessment Task 7
Learning Outcomes: 8
Assessment of peer's essay outline
Assessment of peer's essay outline due Monday 26th August
Assessment Task 8
Learning Outcomes: 6,7
Submission of outline of first essay
Submission of outline of first essay for peer assessment by Thursday 15 August
Assessment Task 9
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,6,7
Submission of final version of first essay by Thursday 26 September
Assessment Task 10
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,6,7
Submission of final version of second essay by 7 November
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Dr Marit Luker