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2022-2023 Catalog 
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HIST 237 - History of Australia and New Zealand

Credits: 5
Examines the history of the Australasian nations of Australia and New Zealand from the first human inhabitation of Australia some 60,000 years ago and the Maori settlement of New Zealand some 900 years ago through the long and often difficult processes of becoming the modern island nations of Australia and New Zealand. Gives attention to the various groups who have migrated to Australasia, the European exploration and colonization of the area, the development of settlements and colonial governments, the move to nationhood in the late 19th century, and the emergence of the modern nations of Australia and New Zealand in the 20th century

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Understand the historical development of Australia and New Zealand as island nations.
  2. Identify and recognize events that are uniquely Australian and New Zealand.
  3. Place Australian and New Zealand history within the larger context of World and Regional history.
  4. Critically and aesthetically evaluate the development of uniquely Australian and New Zealand culture.

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze how historical developments have various effects on people based on one or more of the following areas: geographical location, race, ethnicity, cultural traditions, gender and class.
  2. Distinguish between opinions, facts, and evidence-based interpretations.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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