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Unit description

Introduces students to the history, methods and impact of colonisation. Students will explore racism, social disregard, government control, denial and cultural oppression as continuing factors that impact on Indigenous peoples. The political, cultural and social resistance of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous peoples to colonisation throughout this history will also be discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Colonial Myths

  • The Antipodeans
  • Terra Nullius

Topic 2: Settlement/invasion

  • Omission
  • A special warfare

Topic 3: The Aborigine’s Friend

  • Protection Policies
  • Institutional Slavery

Topic 4: Protest and Rights

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement
  • Politics and Power

Topic 5: History Wars

  • Media Battles
  • Power over Politics

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of colonialism as a violating movement and explain how it continues in different social formationsKnowledge of a discipline
2explain the major de-colonising theories and the forms of resistance and denial that emerged in the past and remain evident in contemporary responsesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate an understanding of colonial contexts as an ongoing interplay between concepts of the world that differ fundamentally, and still provide an opportunity for positive change.Intellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of colonialism as a violating movement and explain how it continues in different social formations
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. explain the major de-colonising theories and the forms of resistance and denial that emerged in the past and remain evident in contemporary responses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate an understanding of colonial contexts as an ongoing interplay between concepts of the world that differ fundamentally, and still provide an opportunity for positive change.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay40%
Participation20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography40%
Essay40%
Participation20%
Notice

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Fee information

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