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In this unit you will look at Australia and its place in a changing world. It begins with the human settlement of the Australian continent and its ‘international’ trade before 1788. You will then explore the impact of colonisation, the development of democratic institutions, and the emergence of a modern, multicultural nation. In the first half of the unit, you will consider key moments when Australia was on the world stage, such as the gold rushes, the Federation Movement, the world-leading women's rights movement, participation in the World Wars, and the failed republic campaign. In the second half of the unit, you will explore Australia's relationship with various nations. This unit challenges you to consider how Australia became the nation that it is today and how it has managed its relations with other countries. While this is a history unit, it also covers many topics in the arts including politics, geography, and international relations.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: Minimum of 18 credit points
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