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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Australian Studies)
  • Course description
    Specialisation requirements:
        * 3 core subjects (37.5 points)
        * 1 elective subjects (12.5 points)


    Core subjects

    Australian studies

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    102-110  Contesting Australia
    This subject examines rival ideas about Australia. It explores some of the ways in which Australian history, politics, culture and society have been sites of contestation. It looks at issues such as Aboriginality, migration, sexuality, war and confli...     Semester 1     12.50

    102-003  Australia and America
    This subject examines, in a comparative context, historical and cultural developments in the United States and Australia from the mid-19th century until the present day. In tracing the similarities and differences in the experiences of these two nati...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    102-005  Exploring Central Australia
    Exploring Central Australia is an interdisciplinary subject designed to guide students towards a 'shaping' experience of Central Australia. It is a subject designed to prompt academic inquiry in the context of a first-hand encounter - an in...     Semester 2     12.50

    102-211  Migrant Nation: Culture and Identity
    This subject allows students to engage critically with Australia as a migrant nation, identifying its complex nature through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics covered include the history and politics of Australian immigration, multicultu...     Semester 1     12.50

    121-021  Environmental Politics and Management
    This subject explores a range of contemporary environmental issues in Australia and other postcolonial states and the ways in which people in these places engage with and manage these issues. Examining the history of the emergence and management of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-051  Aboriginal & Pacific Islander Histories     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    106-046  Wild Writing: The Australian Imaginary     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    106-063  Aboriginal Cultural Studies
    This subject studies Aboriginal dance, theatre and popular music, cultural and sporting festivals and governmental arts funding agencies and Aboriginal arts organisations. It focuses on theoretical and political issues which arise from Aboriginal cul...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-030  Contemporary Aboriginal Art     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-021  Environmental Politics and Management
    This subject explores a range of contemporary environmental issues in Australia and other postcolonial states and the ways in which people in these places engage with and manage these issues. Examining the history of the emergence and management of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-051  Aboriginal & Pacific Islander Histories     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-240  Controversies in Australian History
    This subject examines controversial episodes in the Australian past that commanded public attention, gave rise to heated argument and exposed national divisions. Controversies such as the Myall Creek Massacre, the Eureka rising, the campaign for fema...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-301  Remaking Australia: Change Since 1900
    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Commonwealth of Australia gained a reputation for its then distinctive political and social arrangements: wage arbitration, industry protection, a mass Labor party, the enfranchisement of women, a &#...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-300  Colonising Australia
    At a time when Australian history is as contested as ever, this subject looks back at some of the key historical moments and themes that shaped late eighteenth and nineteenth century Australia. From debates over its ‘discovery&#x02019...     Semester 1     12.50

    136-213  Environmental History of Australia     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    166-035  Australian Foreign Relations     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    760-213  Australian Theatre
    This subject is a study of representative Australian plays in performance, selected for historical, dramatic, theatrical and cultural significance. Topics to be covered include colonial theatre, commercial theatre, indigenous theatre, the New Wave, a...     Semester 2     12.50

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