Australia Popular Culture

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australia Popular Culture

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides a broad outline of Australia's political, economic and social formation. It begins with the question of who discovered Australia, the formative stages of white settlement, pastoral expansion and the impact on Australia's indigenous population. The origins of Australian nationalism and the processes that led to Federation, that is the foundation of the Commonwealth of Australia, will be examined. Australia's involvement in world wars one and two are dealt with, together with shifting government policy on the management of Aboriginals, the rise and demise of the White Australia Policy and the highlights of the Australian political system. The course concludes by considering whether the story of Australian history may be considered a story of progress, and if so, in what ways.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the evolution of Australian popular culture from the start of European settlement until the present day.
    2. Students will gain an understanding of contemporary Australia by appreciating its shared cultural history.
    3. Students will understand the diversity, breadth and importance of Australian popular culture.
    4. Students will gain awareness of the way that popular culture reflects the interests, preoccupations and values of a society.
    5. Students are expected to develop the ability to collect, analyse and organise information and ideas and to convey those ideas clearly and fluently in written and spoken communication.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.