2023 unit information
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour online seminar per week
What is distinctive and what is more widely shared in historical work undertaken in Australia in the 21st century?
This unit considers the significance of particular regional attributes for historians, including Australia’s location in the South Pacific and its proximity to Asia; the history of regional colonisation and decolonisation; and the ways in which grand interpretive themes such as development, modernisation and the Cold War have played out in southern settings.
Students will embark on intellectual and practical exercises in the history of Australia’s region, with greater exploration of what it means to be undertaking ‘history from here’, from a contemporary Australia with its own distinctive histories. This also involves seeing the world from perspectives such as the ‘South’ or viewing Asia as ‘method’ and asking what it means to ‘decolonise the curriculum’.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: https://deakin.rl.talis.com/modules/AIH350.html Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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