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ANZAC: Australians at War - MHIS205

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.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

S3 External - Session 3, December 2019 - February 2020, External (On campus sessions: none)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Matthew Bailey

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MHIX205
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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