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HIST 3038 - Aftermath: Aborigines in 20th Century Australia

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: HIST 2070
Assessment: Seminar attendance & participation 10%, Research proposal (1200 words) 30%, Seminar presentation writeup (800 word) 20%, Research Essay (2500 words) 40%
Syllabus:

Prior to colonisation of the continent of Australia there were some 250 pre-existing Aboriginal cultural and language groups who had successfully maintained sustainable lifeways which had a symbiotic relationship with the land, the environment, the cosmos. Following the 'frontier' period when many of these lifeways were disrupted or destroyed, the twentieth century was a time of consolidation of the nation as 'Australia'. It was also a time when Aboriginal Australians continued the struggles for social and political recognition as equal peoples of the nation. The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of Aboriginal experiences of life in twentieth century Australia. It explores a broad range of topics which were/are of continued significance to Aboriginal people. Central to the Course is the academic and socio-political positioning of the Aboriginal experience in relation to discussions on government policies, institutionalisation, Aboriginal art and literature, and Aboriginal political movements. Through a range of tasks including independent research, small group discovery workshops and engagement with external primary document repositories students will develop an informed critical understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal Australians and the impact of that history on contemporary Aboriginal populations. Students will also be engaged in developing a working knowledge of Indigenous research methodologies and the ethical requirements when writing on or researching about and with Aboriginal people as set out in National Ethics guidelines. A targeted course outcome is that students will develop skills in articulating that knowledge in everyday practice.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21725 SE03 24 3 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 9am - 11am Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
21726 SE02 24 14 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 1pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
21727 SE01 24 7 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21724 LE01 80 32 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room