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MHIS2050 – ANZAC: A History of Australians at War

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Matthew Bailey
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR or MHIX or POIX units)
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

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.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources
  • ULO2: Find, analyse and apply historical information
  • ULO3: Communicate effectively in oral forms, and in a range of written forms
  • ULO4: Describe and understand key events in the military history of Australia
  • ULO5: Critically analyse contemporary debates about the place of the military and armed conflict in Australian national life
  • ULO6: Understand and discuss the ways in which Australian historians have written and argued about the role of war and the military in Australian national life

General Assessment Information

Assignment submission: 

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

Extensions

Requests for extensions must be made through ask.mq.edu. Please check Macquarie’s Special Consideration policy before applying for an extension.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Research project 50% No 30/05/2021
Weekly quiz 20% No Weekly
Short Essay 30% No 21/03/2021

Research project

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 35 hours
Due: 30/05/2021
Weighting: 50%

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources
  • Find, analyse and apply historical information
  • Communicate effectively in oral forms, and in a range of written forms
  • Describe and understand key events in the military history of Australia
  • Critically analyse contemporary debates about the place of the military and armed conflict in Australian national life
  • Understand and discuss the ways in which Australian historians have written and argued about the role of war and the military in Australian national life

Weekly quiz

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 1 hours
Due: Weekly
Weighting: 20%

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources
  • Find, analyse and apply historical information
  • Describe and understand key events in the military history of Australia

Short Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 25 hours
Due: 21/03/2021
Weighting: 30%

 

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.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources
  • Find, analyse and apply historical information
  • Describe and understand key events in the military history of Australia
  • Critically analyse contemporary debates about the place of the military and armed conflict in Australian national life

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Lectures 

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.

Required Readings

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.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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