Undergraduate Courses

Australian Studies Minor

The Australian Studies minor has been designed to introduce students to the various ways issues in Australian culture and society are addressed and analysed. The minor explores key themes and events in Australia's past and their impact on the present through questions about national identity, social, cultural and political diversity, race and gender. Crossing between disciplines, this minor aims to offer an insight into the disputes, complexities and contradictions that contribute to what it means to be Australian today.

Subjects Required for Minor Study  

A minor in Australian Studies will consist of at least 28 credit points of subjects from the course structure listed below. It must include two core subjects, AUST101 or AUST102, and AUST350. The remaining subjects can be taken from the list of elective subjects.

Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
AUST350Debates in Australian Cultural History6Autumn
And either one of the following:
AUST101Australian Studies: Cultures and Identities6Autumn
AUST102Locating Australia6Spring
Plus at least TWO subjects from the following:
HIST220Living Australia 1800-2000: the autobiography of working class Austr8Not offered in 2015
HIST239Water in Australia: An Environmental History8Spring
INDS203Critical Themes in Indigenous Studies8Autumn

Credit Arrangements

Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 17 June, 2015