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UNE unit code: HIST361

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Start
  • Not offered in 2021
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
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  • Yes
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit explores the history of the Cold War from a cultural perspective, with especial emphasis on the Australian experience. It seeks to provide an understanding of the 'climate of fear' that pervaded the world for over forty years. This will be achieved through the study of literature, film, television, music and other cultural forms from the era. This unit is available at both 300 and 500 level and will have differing assessment requirements at each level. For higher-level students this will include more analytical depth and/or wide research responses.
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Requisites

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12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
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HIST561

Notes

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Erin IhdeLecturer - 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 broad and coherent body of knowledge of the key aspects of Cold War cultural history;
  2. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge regarding Cold War events that were reflected in popular culture;
  3. evaluate the ways in which popular culture can contribute to our collective understanding of the past;
  4. critique a range of popular culture genres in terms of their historical context;
  5. select, analyse and synthesise key materials relevant to the study of Cold War cultural history, and present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas; and
  6. apply knowledge and skills to engage analytically with the wide variety of sources available in this field, and use information in critical and creative thinking.

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