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Unit description

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. 

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to Racism and Eugenics

Module 2: Origins of Racism

Module 3: Race Theory: Scientific Racism and Anti-Racism

Module 4: Eugenic Practice and Colonialism

Module 5: Eugenics Discourse

Module 6: Everyday (Offhand) Racism

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1analyse and interpret race theory and deconstruct the origins of anti-racism in English speaking communities
2critically review the eugenic structures embedded in colonising movements and apparent in Australian policy and practices regarding Aboriginal people
3critically review racial discourse in Australia as informed by eugenic practice.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and interpret race theory and deconstruct the origins of anti-racism in English speaking communities
  2. critically review the eugenic structures embedded in colonising movements and apparent in Australian policy and practices regarding Aboriginal people
  3. critically review racial discourse in Australia as informed by eugenic practice.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Short written response40%
Essay60%
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