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UNE unit code: HIST551

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  • Trimester 3 - Online
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  • Yes
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit introduces students to one of the central issues of white settlement in Australia. It places transportation and convict life within the context of settlement as a whole, while at the same time examining the moral issues surrounding 19th-century crime and punishment. The unit seeks to understand the way the system was managed, and the way convict men and women sought to make the most of their situation in this country.
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Trimester 3Online

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HIST351

Notes

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Unit coordinator(s)

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David RobertsAssociate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a high level of understanding of the convict origins of our society;
  2. exhibit an advanced level of understanding of human behaviour in an historically different context;
  3. demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of a methodological, theoretical and philosophical issues;
  4. demonstrate high level research skills and the ability to write analytically and coherently; and
  5. display high level skills in independent evaluation and sustained argument.

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