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UNE unit code: HIST151

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit complements HIST150. It introduces a variety of events and issues which have influenced the lives of Australians during the 20th and into the 21st centuries, and the continuing historiographical debates which surround them. It also introduces the variety of sources and methods used to study modern Australian history. Through case studies and detailed source analysis students will learn about topics such as the modern family, Australians at war, immigration, political life, leisure and pleasure, depressions and recessions, and popular culture.

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Restrictions
Restrictions

A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.

HIST154 or HIST155 or HIST156 or HIST157 or LOCH112 or LOCH115 or LOCH214 or LOCH281

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Lorina BarkerLecturer - Human Resource Services

Learning outcomes

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

  1. apply ethical conventions, methods and sources to study history;
  2. apply specialised knowledge to locate and analyse particular types of historical sources in depth;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the key events and issues that shaped modern Australia;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the impact and legacies of debates in history;
  5. research and write different types of well-constructed and well-presented assignments; and
  6. identify and reflect upon the transformative learning that comes from scholarly historical investigation.

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We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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