Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.05

Subject Information
Subject Code AUST102
Subject Name Locating Australia: International Perspectives
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment 1. Participation: 10% 2. Essay: Review Essay 20% 3. Essay: Research Essay 45% 4. Exam: 25%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (03-08-2020 to 03-12-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr lecture, 1hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Julia Martinez
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Julia Martinez
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2020

Subject Description
Where is Australia? Is it in Asia? Or is it part of the Pacific? Is Australia an extension of Britain? Or is it oriented towards the United States? What about New Zealand and the Tasman Sea? Or the Southern Ocean and Antarctica? This subject locates Australia and Australian history in a regional and global context. It asks: how does thinking ‘before’ and ‘beyond’ the nation contribute to an understanding of Australia’s development? AUST102 aims to unsettle national boundaries by critically exploring how a vast network of economic, political and cultural relationships helped create Australia.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Display an understanding of regional and global influences that have shaped Australian history and society
2. Demonstrate an ability to research and critically evaluate a range of sources
3. Effectively present research findings and point of view in written form
4. Clearly express views on the range of issues raised in this subject

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Student will acquire the following Graduate Qualities: 1. Demonstrating a sound knowledge of developments in transnational history and the place of Australia within these debates (Informed). 2. Finding and evaluating information from a variety of sources (Independent Learners; Informed). 3. Demonstrating a capacity to effectively communicate results of research (Effective Communicators; Independent Learners). 4. Developing self-confidence in oral skills and demonstrate respect for cultural and intellectual diversity (Effective Communicators; Responsible).

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