This subject aims to enhance student understanding of contemporary Australia through an examination of the history and politics that have shaped and continue to shape it. It will explore change over time with an emphasis on understanding the symbiosis of social and political forces. It will also develop an understanding of the place of the individual both as shaped by history and as a shaper of history.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not available to students who have completed HST105, HST204, POL101 or POL106
. politics and history including the development of party politics . rights, power and citizenship . social perspectives and an Aboriginal version of history . what does 'class' mean in Australia? . the Trade Union Movement . Federation and Federalism including the constitution . political structures - three arms and three levels of government . 1900 -1914 . World War I . 1920s . the Depression and the 1930s . World War II . the Cold War and the 1950s . the impact of technology . the Vietnam War . the 1960s . the 1970's to the present . constitutional crises . Australia's place in the world . changing beliefs, values and ethics . the political role of education and changes in the education system 7.the changing place of women
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