Introduces students to the concepts and issues of race and racism which are examined both theoretically and practically in the Australian context. Racism, from the time of European invasion, is examined in relation to Aboriginal peoples, and related policies. This subject is strongly focused on student self-directed learning and each student's own discourse. This approach ensures that students are able to fully manifest their views, overt or covert, positive or negative, regarding this subject in a positive genre of self-directed learning.
Topics addressed include:
- Race and racism - definitions, terminology and classifications
- Impact of racism on Indigenous Australia
- The impact of the 1967 referendum
- Race and culture
- The Australian context of multiculturalism, immigration and racism
- Anti-racism strategies and policies
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||define race and identify the many forms of racism and illustrate its presence in Australian society||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|2||recognise and describe the impact entrenched racism has had on Australian society over the past two centuries, especially in relation to Indigenous people||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||recognise the impacts that attitudes about race and racism have had on Australia's relationships with the rest of the world, particularly in the past decade||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||differentiate between racist and non-racist attitudes.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- Hollinsworth, D, 2006, Race and Racism In Australia, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)|
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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