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Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 (HIS258)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit consists of a comparative history of the Pacific War, considering Japanese, Australian and American perspectives and the war in its political, social, cultural and military aspects. Topics include the role of the Japanese emperor, the debate over the Pearl Harbor attack, the experience of Australian prisoners-of-war, Japanese wartime civilian experience, the internment of Japanese civilians in Australia and the USA, the importance to all sides of concepts of race, the naval war and kamikaze pilots.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
5. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will introduce students to broad scholarly trends relevant to the subject matter of the unit, and to important contextual information. In tutorials, students have the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the subject area, and to practise interpreting primary and secondary sources. Assessment tasks allow students to develop their skills in historical analysis and explore topics of particular interest.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who successfully completed HIS226 Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 cannot enrol in this unit.
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History (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors History
Appears in these Minors Modern History
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
HIS258
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
HIS258

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Professor Sandra Wilson
Academic Chair of History

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2522
e: S.Wilson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.051 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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