Discover Australia

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discover Australia

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Australian Culture, Communication, Government, Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Studies, Intercultural Development, Media and Journalism, Radio/Television/Film, 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 - 6
  • Overview

    Why do we call Australia the lucky country? Do we live in the land of the fair go? Is Australia a good global citizen? This subject explores the myths that made Australia and their relevance today. We'll draw on film, literature, history, sport and politics to discuss the origin of these myths and their transformation over time. You'll be introduced to a range of Humanities and Social Science perspectives on Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, land and environment, ethnicity and gender, culture and nation, Australia in a globalising world, and Australia in Asia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.