University of Technology Sydney

54098 Becoming Australia

8cp
Requisite(s): (32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10359 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10361-C10364, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10365-C10368, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10369 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10370 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Bachelor of International Studies OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10371 Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10372-C10383, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10434-C10439 OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10405 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09126-C09128, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Honours OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10416-C10442, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10451 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10452 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) Bachelor of International Studies OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10454 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 32 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10455 Bachelor of Communication (Media Business) Bachelor of Laws)) OR ((24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10246-C10251, and Category Type = Bachelor's Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10252-C10263, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10311 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Creative Writing) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10312-C10313, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10314 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Digital and Social Media) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10315-C10316, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10317 Bachelor of Arts Communication (Cultural Studies) OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10318-C10319, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10332-C10337, and Category Type = Bachelor's Combined Degree OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10264 Bachelor of Global Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10269 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10270 Bachelor of Sound and Music Design Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10276 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10277 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of International Studies OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10425 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Languages and Cultures OR 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10465 Bachelor of Music and Sound Design Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 58224 Australian Pasts and Places AND 58327 Indigenous Rights

Description

This subject looks at the ways Australia is understood and imagined both internally and on the world stage, and the forces that have influenced its development. Students engage in hands-on learning with a variety of media to critically analyse and creatively interpret the meanings of Australia, and how the country has arrived at contemporary issues and ideas. Through digitised historical sources, news reports, film, literature, television, music and the visual arts, students explore recurring tropes and motifs in Australian culture. A variety of concepts are investigated from how Australia deals with the legacies of its colonial past to the way the nation has been shaped by the land's environmental extremes. Students develop skills in the critical evaluation of different types of sources, and learn how to conduct case study research by tracing the histories of specific places, people and issues to explore what these reveal about broader patterns in Australian society and its sense of self across time.

Typical availability

Autumn session - Distance, City campus,
Summer session - Distance, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.


Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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