CQUniversity Unit Profile
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
War and Australian Society
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General Information

Overview

This unit examines Australians at war from 1788 to the present, not from the point of view of the military historian but with respect to the conflict and division that wars have caused on the home front. The unit takes as its points of reference the struggle between Aborigines and settlers on the frontier, colonial wars, conscription, World War I and World War II, Vietnam and the Peace Movement.

Details

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

18 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluation

Feedback

Course materials were clear and concise, and set out in a way that allowed me to understand the academic literature more easily. Quick responses to questions about assignments.

Recommendation

Continue to provide students with clear, concise, learning materials, and timely, constructive advice.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. An appreciation of several of the principal ways in which war has had on impact on Australian society.
  2. An ability to talk meaningfully about a field of Australian history by demonstrating how the topics you investigate relate to the themes explored in the unit.
  3. An understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Written Assessment - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Turabian

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Stephen Mullins Unit Coordinator
s.mullins@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Introduction: the problem of war and Australian society.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Frontier Wars.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Responses to Colonial Wars.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Jul 2018

Module/Topic

Conscription and Compulsory Military Training.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Review and Essay Preparation.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Home Front - World War One & World War Two.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Research Essay 1 Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Aug 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Aug 2018

Module/Topic

Home Front - World War One & World War Two.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

The Cold War.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Vietnam - Age of Dissent.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

War on Terror.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 Sep 2018

Module/Topic

Anti-War Movement - the long haul.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Unit Review and Essay Preparation.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Research Essay 2 Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (8 Oct 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Oct 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Research Essay 1

Task Description

Objectives:

This assessment item relates to all unit learning outcomes.

Details:

Students are expected to write a carefully constructed, convincing argument using the most reliable evidence. CQUniversity Library holds a range of authoritative works on these topics and provides access through its databases to the latest research published in peer reviewed scholarly journals. A guide to searching these databases is provided on the unit moodle site. You should consult about six (6) publications. Extensive research is encouraged and generally will result in a higher achievement. Please use internet sources (other than electronic scholarly journals) cautiously. You must also include references and a bibliography in the Turabian style to indicate the sources of your evidence.

Choose one question from the following three and answer it in an essay of about 2000 words.

1. History Wars:

Were the History Wars politically motivated? If so, why?

2. Frontier Wars:

Should the frontier conflict that occurred between Aborigines and colonists be defined as ‘war’ and should it be commemorated in the Australian War Memorial?

3. Response to Colonial Wars:

Australian colonies participated in some of Britain's wars between 1885 and 1902. Trace the opposition to participation, and explain how and why that changed over time.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Aug 2018) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Essays will be returned within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Historical content:

Presentation of relevant and unbiased historical evidence.

Logical interpretation of the historical problem.

Research/referencing skills:

Thorough research based on authoritative sources.

Reflection of relevant text/set reading/lecture/tutorial materials.

Meticulous acknowledgement of sources.

Correct use of the prescribed system of referencing.

Writing skills:

Clarity and correctness of written expression.

Logical structure/organisation of ideas.

Clarity of argument/explanation in response to the question.

Use of formal history essay format.

Meeting the length requirements.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • An appreciation of several of the principal ways in which war has had on impact on Australian society.
  • An ability to talk meaningfully about a field of Australian history by demonstrating how the topics you investigate relate to the themes explored in the unit.
  • An understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Research Essay 2

Task Description

Objectives:

This assessment item relates to all unit learning outcomes.

Details:

Students are expected to write a carefully structured, convincing argument using reliable evidence. Please consult a minimum of six (6) works. More extensive research is encouraged. Use internet sources (other than electronic scholarly journals) cautiously. You must also include references and a bibliography in the Turabian style to indicate the sources of your evidence.

Choose one question from the following six and answer it in an essay of about 2500 words.

1. Conscription and Compulsory Military Training:

Is it true to say that Australians have traditionally been opposed to conscription for overseas military service?

2. Response to the First and Second World Wars:

Why was Australian society so much more united during the Second World War (1939–45) than during the 'Great War’ (1914-18)?

3. Vietnam War - Age of Dissent:

Why did Australian military involvement in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1973 arouse more opposition than our participation in any previous conflict?

4. Cold War:

Critically assess Rupert Lockwood's Malaya must cost no more Australian lives (1951). To what extent did it represent Australian opinion about the Cold War conflicts of the 1950s?

5. War on Terror:

Have Australia's national values become more militarised since the early 1980s, and if so, how has that influenced the public response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

6. Anti-War movement:

What has the peace movement in Australia achieved since 1885? How has it been effective? Is it still effective?


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (8 Oct 2018) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Essays will be returned within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
60%

Assessment Criteria

Historical content:

Presentation of relevant and unbiased historical evidence.

Logical interpretation of the historical problem.

Research/referencing skills:

Thorough research based on authoritative sources.

Reflection of relevant text/set reading/lecture/tutorial materials.

Meticulous acknowledgement of sources.

Correct use of the prescribed system of referencing.

Writing skills:

Clarity and correctness of written expression.

Logical structure/organisation of ideas.

Clarity of argument/explanation in response to the question.

Use of formal history essay format.

Meeting the length requirements.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • An appreciation of several of the principal ways in which war has had on impact on Australian society.
  • An ability to talk meaningfully about a field of Australian history by demonstrating how the topics you investigate relate to the themes explored in the unit.
  • An understanding of key historical problems of the period and evidence-backed solutions to these problems.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?