Progressive Traditions: Australia & the World

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

This online unit in Progressive Traditions: Australia & the World from Griffith University and Open Universities Australia maps the dominant ideas through modern Australian history that became broad social movements, including women’s rights, labour politics, Aboriginal welfare, racial politics, urban planning and alternative lifestyles.

The unit is delivered online by Open Universities Australia and structured in modules studying the lives and works of major transnational figures in order to examine how developments in ideas and movements were connected to others elsewhere in the world.

You will be studying intellectual, social and political leadership in the realm of ideas and progressive concepts, and encouraged to apply critical thinking to reflect on the changes in demographics and environment that has affected dominant ideas, such as those around family, health, citizenship and more.

You will examine, assess and synthesise a variety of texts and images to construct an idea of the past, and develop logical and persuasive arguments around social change and the dynamics of Australian progressive traditions.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies

Areas of study

In this Progressive Traditions: Australia & the World unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Social utopianism and alternative lifestyles, the case of William Lane (1861-1917)
  • Temperance and female suffrage, the case of Bessie Lee (1860-1950)
  • Eugenics and demographics, the case of Marion Piddington (1867-1950)
  • Democratic architecture and town planning, the case of Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937)
  • Aboriginal welfare and race politics, the case of Carl Strehlow (1871-1922)

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

On completion of this unit, you will have gained an in-depth understanding of the key themes and concepts that make up Australian radicalism, and the roots and development of many Australian progressive traditions. You will have examined and explored concepts that became social movements in areas such as racism, women’s rights, Aboriginal welfare and urban planning. Through the exercising of critical thinking skills, you will be able to appreciate the complexity of social and intellectual movements, and develop strong, logical arguments about the dynamics both shaping and restricting social change. You will have developed an understanding of political leadership, and be able to usefully engage with the concept of historical agency.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Progressive Traditions: Australia & the World from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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