- Code HIST8015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest Australian Studies, History
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Francis Bongiorno
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course examines the history of Australia from European settlement in 1788 to Federation in 1901. It places the history of colonial Australia in its context within the British Empire; it also places Australia's story within the broader developments of the nineteenth century, including industrialisation and the development of nationalism. Topics for consideration might include; transnational ideas and culture; the impact of the industrial revolution and economic change; migration and the movement of peoples across the globe (including non-European migration); the impact of European settlements on indigenous and colonial populations; and the growth of modern states and nationalism.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the history of colonial Australia and its place in the broader British world and empire;
- Identify key features of 19th century colonial Australian and British imperial society and culture;
- Explain how the world changed over the period 1780-1900;
- Undertake historical research using primary and secondary sources and produce written pieces demonstrating historical analysis and argument; and,
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of at least two selected topics within the course (as demonstrated in essay assessment pieces).
Participation in on-line forums and exercises - 20% [LO 1, 2,3]
Essay 1 - 40% - 2500 words [LO 1, 3, 4 and 5]
Essay 2 - 40% - 2500 words [LO 1, 3, 4 and 5]
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Workload130 hours, including working through the learning package and e-readings, participating in online activities, and completing assessment. An optional set of seminars comprising 7 hours in total may be included by students as part of their 130 hours of study.
A learning package / set of e-readings will be supplied at the beginning of the semester.
It is also recommended that students purchase Stuart Macintyre, A concise history of Australia, 1999.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3503||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|
|4448||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||Online||N/A|