Australian Legends: Introducing Australian Studies

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Legends: Introducing Australian Studies

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    As the Gateway course for Australian Studies, 'Australian Legends' introduces students to important components of Australian self-understanding in their evolving cultural contexts. It investigates the origins and shifting meanings of images such as the Fatal Shore, the Bush Legend, the Quiet Continent, White Australia, the Anzac Legend, the Land of the Fair Go, Secular Sporting Paradise, Man's World. It examines how a wide variety of writers, artists, feminists, historians, radical nationalists and Indigenous activists have contributed to the making of these images as well as challenged them. The course addresses fundamental questions implicit in the field of Australian Studies itself: what is Australian Studies? What do scholars in this field do? What led to its development?

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.


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