Majority perceptions of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders matter in the Australian democracy. This course explores the ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people draw on a range of personal, social and cultural resources to compensate for adversities brought about by colonisation.
Studying the archival and oral history of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders since European contact, this course explores agency, successes and joys as well as the ways that people live with the challenges and traumas of history. The course prompts reflection on the ways in which histories are created and mobilised in communities and encourages deep engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explore and reflect on key events in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and use what is learned to generate and build on ideas;
- relate learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history to aspects of personal and professional lives as a way to develop an awareness of self and care for others;
- adapt to unfamiliar learning environments; and
- listen to other voices and ask deep and effective questions about familiar patterns of thinking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- 2000 word manifesto (Group Task) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 3000 word take-home examination (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 18 hours of lectures and 18 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
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