HIS100 History of Australian popular culture: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

This course is a history of the last 100 years of popular culture in Australia. It deals with material culture in buildings, food and furniture, the spoken and performative culture of urban spectacles and local cultural networks as well as electronic culture through the history of film. This introductory level course intends to introduce you to the skills and concepts which will be built upon in upper level Australian Studies and/or Historical Studies courses. Significant emphasis is placed on historical methodologies and argument, with some reference to contemporary cultural theory.

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Antirequisite: AUS100 or HSS121
Usual semester of offer: Semester 2
Units: 12.00
EFTSL: 0.125
Student contribution band: Band 1
Tuition fee: 2-1:Humanities
Census date: Academic Calendar

Course outline: HIS100 Course Outline Semester 2, 2014 (PDF 527KB) Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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