There is a wide range of topics in a variety of disciplines in the University focused on the study of
The Flinders University Australian Studies Program is the most comprehensive in
Australian Studies has a continuing and important relationship with Indigenous Studies and in liaison with colleagues in Yunggorendi. A number of topics are cross-listed in the Australian Studies Major and in the Indigenous Studies Minor. For more information on the Indigenous Studies minor sequence students should contact Yunggorendi First Nations Centre .
Australian Studies is part of the Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies. Australian Studies topics offered in 2009 can be found in the Topic Offerings list.
Why study Australian Studies?
Postgraduate studies in Australian Studies can be undertaken in a number of universities in
There is a demonstrated need for employees in both the private and public sectors to demonstrate knowledge of events and issues affecting
Program of study
The following is the program of study for a 36 unit major sequence in Australian Studies and should be read in conjunction with the course rule for the degree in which you are enrolled.
Major - Australian Studies
Year 1 topics
AUST1001 Australian Studies: Identities (4.5 units)
plus 4.5 units from the year 1 topics listed below
AUST1004 An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies (4.5 units)
HIST1203 A Brief History of Australia (4.5 units)
HIST1803 'The Lucky Country'? Australia since 1939 (4.5 units)
POLI1003 Australian Politics: A Comparative Study (4.5 units)
Year 2 topics
AUST2500 Australian Studies: Social and Political Cultures (4.5 units)
plus 4.5 units from the year 2 topics listed below
ARCH2202 Australian Indigenous Archaeology (4.5 units)
AUST2610 Australian Studies: Indigenous Australian Art (4.5 units)
AUST2611 Australian Languages: Issues and Debates 1 (4.5 units)
AUST2612 Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges (4.5 units)
HIST2015 Maps and Dreams: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australian History (4.5 units)
POLI2011 Australian Public Policy: Applications, Issues and Dilemmas (4.5 units)
POLI2019 Parties, Voting Behaviour and Elections in Australia (4.5 units)
POLI2020 Australian Indigenous Politics (4.5 units)
Year 3 topicsAUST3330 Australian Studies: Cultural Theory (4.5 units)
AUST3333 Australian Studies: Issues for Australians (4.5 units)
plus an additional 9 units from the year 2 topics listed above or from the year 3 topics listed below.
Honours Coordinator - Dr Christine Nichols
Program of study
Students undertake 13.5 or 18 units of thesis, 9 units of core topics and 9 or 13.5 units of elective topics.
Honours - Australian Studies - Thesis topics
Select 13.5 or 18 units from the topics listed below
AUST7100 Australian Studies: Honours Thesis (18 units)
AUST7100A Australian Studies: Honours Thesis (9 of 18 units)
AUST7100B Australian Studies: Honours Thesis (9 of 18 units)
AUST7100C Australian Studies: Honours Thesis (13.5 units)
Honours - Australian Studies - Core topics
Honours - Australian Studies - Elective topics
Select 9 or 13.5 units from the topics listed below to make a total of 36 units
AUST7797 Special Topic in Australian Studies A (4.5 units)
AUST7798 Special Topic in Australian Studies B (4.5 units)
AUST7799 Special Topic in Australian Studies C (4.5 units)
HIST7008 Australian History Wars: Half a Century of Debate (4.5 units) OR
HIST7012 Destination Australia: Migration since 1900 (4.5 units)
Information is available for the style and presentation of essays .