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Unit convenor and teaching staff
40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units)
The ANZAC Legend has long been at the core of Australian mythology. As well as tracing the history of the major conflicts that have engaged Australians from before white colonisation to the War on Terror, this course explores how the experience of war has shaped national identity. Themes will include: the idea of ANZAC and the militarisation of Australian History; the 'Australian way of war'; gender, race and ethnicity; relationships with allies and enemies; the homefront; loss, disability and rehabilitation; and other legacies of war and commemoration. A range of sources -- from literature to film, from private diaries to official records -- will be used to examine these themes. Documentary-style videos are used in place of lectures, allowing students class time to work on projects that explore the experiences of Australians at war.
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The deadline for written assignments will always be midnight on the day they are due.
Written work must be submitted via the links on the unit iLearn website.
Late Assessment Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests
This is a project developed across the semester based on primary and secondary historical research. It examines various aspects of the history of Australians at war.
This tasks consists of ten online quizzes with each quiz worth 2% of the final grade. The quiz will be delivered and graded through the learning management system and will be based on the videos and readings for the relevant week. This is a timed assessment and no late submissions will be accepted.
In this essay you will choose from 3-4 questions that will be workshopped in class. You will draw on a range of provided sources as well as conduct your own research. The essay will explore historical debates about various aspects of Australians at war.
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Lectures take the form of pre-recorded videos and are available within the weekly content on the iLearn site. You need to watch each video before the next one becomes available.
There is no text book for this unit. All essential readings will be provided. Students will need to conduct some of their own research online and/ or in libraries to complete assessment tasks. External and OUA students will be able to complete all tasks off campus.
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Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook