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.
Topic 1: Colonial Myths
- The Antipodeans
- Terra Nullius
Topic 2: Settlement/invasion
- 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
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||demonstrate an understanding of colonialism as a violating movement and explain how it continues in different social formations||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||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||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.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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