HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship (8)
This subject introduces students to the functions of democracy and concepts of citizenship in Australia. It provides knowledge of the concepts of democracy, citizenship and leadership within the relevant historical contexts. Students will examine the role and influence of both groups and individuals in Australian democracy.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
POL 100 and POL101
Assumed Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the historical context of Australian civics and citizenship
  • be able to discuss concepts of democracy, citizenship and leadership in Australian politics
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills to participate in the Australian democratic system
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of changes in citizenship policies and practices since Federation
  • be able to evaluate the role of the media and other outside influences in the political process
The subject will cover the following topics:
-Ideals of Australian democracy and enfranchisement -Federation and the Australian constitution -Roles and responsibilities of three tiers of government -Concepts of citizenship and communities -Citizenship policies and migrants/Indigenous people -Case studies of protest movements and lobby groups -Concepts of political leadership -Power and influence through Prime Ministers and Opposition leaders -Media influence in politics
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.