Available in 2021
Course code

ABOR1110

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course will provide students with a knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society, imperialism and the effects of colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to society, government policies and practices, stolen generation, Aboriginal health, housing, employment and reconciliation.

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


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2021
  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. An introductory knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society and culture prior to colonisation.

2. Awareness into the early colonial period with a particular focus on frontier conflict and dispossession.

3. Fundamental understanding of colonial policy and practice toward Aboriginal Peoples.

4. Introductory understanding of contemporary issues pertaining to education, health, housing and employment.

5. An introductory knowledge of inequities experienced by Aboriginal People past and present.

6. An introductory level of critical thinking, debating and political awareness.

7. Written and oral communication skills.

8. Comprehension of key terms and themes.


Content

The topics taught is the course includes traditional life, imperialism, colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to Australian society, government policy, education, employment, health, land rights and reconciliation.


Assessment items

Presentation: Oral and written Presentation

Essay: Major Essay

In Term Test: Online Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

Online

Lecture

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.