2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*
AIH109, AIH208, AIH408
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
1 x 2-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
Framed by the beginning and end of the great ideological divide between the communist east and the capitalist west – the Cold War - the unit will lead you through the major political and social changes that occurred between 1945 and 1991: the fall of the iron curtain across Europe, life in the communist countries, the Vietnam war and the eventual demise of European communism. Against this backdrop of world tension, the unit will examine the rise of new nations in Asia, Africa and the Pacific and the development of the social movements of environmentalism, feminism and grass roots activism.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the World after World War Two with a special focus on the Cold War
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Critically analyse and use primary source documents in the writing of history
GLO5: Problem solving
Develop skills in the research and writing of history as a self-managed learner
GLO4: Critical thinking
Become more critically aware and question the assumptions and knowledge you bring to the study of late twentieth century history.
GLO8: Global citizenship
Engage in sophisticated debate with your fellow students and tutors
Understand the history of different cultures and nations involved in the politics and cultural upheavals of the period
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Essay
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: AIH108 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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