Winners and Losers: Poverty and Welfare in Australia - ARTS3279

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 24 units of credit in the History or Australian Studies streams

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: History
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Australian Studies

This course traces the complex ways in which Australian welfare, policy and philanthropy have evolved in a global context. It examines their intersections with the histories of gender, war, race, childhood, religion, medicine and volunteering. As well as analysing attempts to mitigate social inequality we consider how and why the image of egalitarianism has come to shape national identity. Topics covered include gender and philanthropy, the influence of eugenics and contagion on the social order, Indigenous humanitarianism, migrants and displacement and mutual obligation. Students will present a major project based on analysis of primary sources.

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