Introduces students to the origins and concepts that inform race theory and the ways that race is employed to impel, explain and justify colonial intrusion and violations. Issues of racism and eugenics are examined in the Australian context.
Topic 1: Origins of Racism
Topic 2: Race Theory
Topic 3: Eugenic Practice and Colonialism
Topic 4: Eugenic Discourse
Topic 5: Everyday (offhand) Racism
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||describe and interpret race theory and deconstruct the origins of anti-racism in English speaking communities||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the eugenic structures embedded in colonising movements and apparent in Australian policy and practices regarding Aboriginal people||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe racial discourse in Australia as informed by eugenic practice.||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 2 hours/week (12 weeks)|
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