Australia Now and Migrant Nation are ideal subjects for international students, for students whose main area of study lies outside the humanities, and for students who wish to gain a broad understanding of the complex challenges facing Australia today.
Dates: 25 June - 6 July 2018
This subject introduces students to key social, political and environmental issues which are shaping contemporary Australia. The subject is responsive to current debates in Australia, and issues it covers include the arguments about social justice for Indigenous Australians; immigration and asylum seekers; environmental concerns; social inequality; the relationships between men and women; Australia's identity and the impact of globalisation. Lectures and tutorials draw on a range of materials including journal and newspaper articles, poetry and Australian films and documentaries.
Dates: 9 July - 20 July 2018
What does it mean to live in a nation that has been built on immigration? What histories, policies and attitudes underpin this experience? And what key issues, challenges and opportunities face Australia and other nations as a result? This subject encourages students to engage critically with the history of Australia as a migrant nation, both through a historical lens but including also a variety of disciplinary perspectives. to shape contemporary society.