Introduces students to the history and impact of European invasion, dispossession, colonisation, racism, government control and cultural oppression of Indigenous peoples. Students will also explore the political resistance of Aboriginal peoples to that construction of history.
Language, diversity and terminology
Understanding cultural differences
Historiography and oral traditions - national and international perspectives
Invasion, conquest, resistance and settlement
Impact of government policies
Indigenous Rights - national and international perspectives
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||assess the impact of over 200 years of invasion and colonisation on Indigenous peoples and cultures||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||discuss the ways Indigenous people responded to European invasion||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||analyse and evaluate the various changing views of non-Indigenous society and government policies applied to Indigenous people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate how Indigenous people have been represented in Australian history||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||critically reflect on how history has shaped the position of contemporary Indigenous societies.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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