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HIS2000 Contemporary Australia

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication


Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course explores the social, economic, political and cultural history of Australia from World War II to the present. Its themes include the persistence of racial beliefs and their impact on Australia's response to world affairs, Australia's new relations with Britain and the United States, consumerism and its effect on social order, the challenge of the social movements of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the impact of globalisation and the Culture Wars of the Howard Government. There will be further development of critical and interpretative skills through the analysis of primary and secondary sources. NOTE: Students who have already passed the old unit 95501 will not be permitted to enrol in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba