ERIC Number: ED255452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Australia. Course HP01a: Part Time BA Degree Programme.
Griffith Univ., Brisbane (Australia). School of Humanities.
This course, one of 16 sequential courses comprising phase one of a part-time Bachelor of Arts degree program in Australian Studies, focuses on debates about Australia and Australian national character from 1788 to the present. It also introduces students to the forms of intellectual debate and the skills of essay writing. The course is designed for independent study combined with tutorial sessions. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the course and its study objectives. Chapter 2, "Australia Day: What is Being Celebrated?" deals with the problems of national identity. Chapter 3,"Inventing Australia: Establishing the Terms," deals with issues of nationalism. Chapters 4 and 5, "The Birth of a Culture" and "The Pursuit of an Australian Nation" consider the evolution of the national image. Chapter 6, "The Twentieth Century: In Defense of Australia," deals with image makers, the intelligentsia, and conflict over national identity. Chapter 7, "Conclusions: Analyzing the Debate," discusses the social context of Australian nationalism. Content and questions for three tutorial sessions are included; they introduce the purpose of tutorials, Australia Day and national character, and essay writing. Also included are lists of required readings, additional readings, a bibliography, and self-assessment questions. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Griffith Univ., Brisbane (Australia). School of Humanities.
Identifiers - Location: Australia