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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Establishes a critical understanding of the social and cultural struggle experienced by Aboriginal generations. Students critically evaluate assumptions about Aboriginal people and communities as a basis for analysis of social control, cultural imposition and the cost of dominion. 

Unit content

Module 1: History of Aboriginal Social Realities

Module 2: With the White People

Module 3: Individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Activism: Early 20th Century

Module 4: Individual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Activism: Late 20th Century

Module 5: Peak Body Activism

Module 6: Dialogue: Reconciliation in Australia 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 summarise the origins and classify the significance of self-image and the images of others within contexts of domination, marginalisation and social change
2 demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the Aboriginal community of different forces in modern Australian society that shape position, regard and the ability to exist with confidence and power.
3 analyse attitudinal manipulations as a political device in a media rich world and explain the conservative power of self-image and self-regard in Australian society
4 Critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. summarise the origins and classify the significance of self-image and the images of others within contexts of domination, marginalisation and social change
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the impact on the Aboriginal community of different forces in modern Australian society that shape position, regard and the ability to exist with confidence and power.
  3. analyse attitudinal manipulations as a political device in a media rich world and explain the conservative power of self-image and self-regard in Australian society
  4. Critique the principles of social determination and identify relevant social issues and community contexts that impact on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.