Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
Available in 2012
|On-Line from Callaghan||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
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.
On completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate:
1. A 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. Acquired understanding, considered viewpoints and analysis of the foundation for current and future knowledge relating to the Reconciliation of past and present differences
4. Explore 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.
Students 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.
ABOR2230 - Contact Aboriginal Society I - 10 units
Students who have completed ABOR2230 are not eligible to enrol in ABOR2244.
ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term