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Unit description

Introduces students to Australian culture and society. Key ideas and aspects of the Australian experience are studied through Australian cultural studies, Indigenous studies, literature, media, history, sociology, political science, visual arts, music and environmental studies. Particular attention is paid to the significance of identity, place and culture in Australia and to the nature of historical and contemporary Australian social values.

Unit content

Module 1: Situating Australia

Module 2: Landscape, belonging and localism

Module 3: The land of the fair go?

Module 4: Australian culture / Australian cultures?

Module 5: Sporting cultures

Module 6: Australia and the world

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1identify and describe the key issues and debates in contemporary Australia
2analyse key issues in Australian society in terms of the themes of identity, belonging and diversity
3apply a critical approach to questions of Australian culture and society
4reflect critically on their own experience of cultural engagement

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and describe the key issues and debates in contemporary Australia
  2. analyse key issues in Australian society in terms of the themes of identity, belonging and diversity
  3. apply a critical approach to questions of Australian culture and society
  4. reflect critically on their own experience of cultural engagement

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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