The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

HIST3620

Units

20 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

The experiences of Indigenous Australians since colonisation are among the most searing, contested and engaging themes in the Australian past. This course considers the causes and effects of encounters and interactions between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people through histories of violence and dispossession, love and intimacy, and law and culture. Some tensions and pressures keep Indigenous and non-Indigenous people separate from each other and some other circumstances bring them together. We view this shared history through intersections between gender and class, questions of degrees of agency and power in these interactions, and differing perspectives on the natural environment.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise key themes in historical relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.

2. Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments containing diverse cultural assumptions.

3. Choose primary and secondary sources to research cross-cultural Indigenous Australian history.

4. Communicate ideas at an advanced level, including in digital formats relevant to history.

5. Practice discussing and working with others in a collegial manner.


Content

Encounters and cross-cultural relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout Australian history, from first contact to the Uluru Statement. Guest lecturers - both Indigenous and non-Indigenous - and field trips will provide students with an insight into the range and diversity of experiences and histories embedded in the colonial encounter.


Assumed knowledge

20 units of HIST or ABOR courses at 1000 level.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Workshop Notes Exercise (20%)

Presentation: Primary Source Interpretation (15%)

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Research essay with online exhibition option (50%)

Quiz: In class test/s (15%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Callaghan

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term