Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present

Course code ABOR2244Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

This course encourages the examination of the nature of contact between Aboriginal and European people by analysis of colonisation, relationships and the principles underlying European occupation in Australia. Concepts and themes that exist in the debate around Australian/Aboriginal relations such as assimilation, apology and decimation by disease will be explored.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will have developed:
1. An understanding of the social relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians
2. An understanding, analysis and comprehension of the grievances both past and present that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians as it relates to race relations in Australia
3. An understanding of viewpoints and critiques of Reconciliation.
4. An understanding of the foundations of racism and social justice through this historical period
5. A range of academic skills in relation to writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, research and analysis.
ContentStudents will explore the principles underlying invasion in Australia and the history of social relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. The course will look at past grievances such as frontier conflict and the Stolen Generations to current issues such as Aboriginality and Reconciliation.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Written Assessment 2500 words
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase Study - 1500 words
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation or equivalent on-line task - 2000 words or equivalent
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR2244