Availabilities:

Not currently available in 2017

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the history, methods and impact of colonisation. Students will explore racism, social disregard, government control, denial and cultural oppression as continuing factors that impact on Indigenous peoples. The political, cultural and social resistance of Aboriginal and non-Indigenous peoples to colonisation throughout this history will also be discussed.

Unit content

Topic 1: Colonial Myths

  • The Antipodeans
  • Terra Nullius

Topic 2: Settlement/invasion

  • Omission
  • A special warfare

Topic 3: The Aborigine’s Friend

  • Protection Policies
  • Institutional Slavery

Topic 4: Protest and Rights

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advancement
  • Politics and Power

Topic 5: History Wars

  • Media Battles
  • Power over Politics

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.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of colonialism as a violating movement and explain how it continues in different social formations
2 explain the major de-colonising theories and the forms of resistance and denial that emerged in the past and remain evident in contemporary responses
3 demonstrate an understanding of colonial contexts as an ongoing interplay between concepts of the world that differ fundamentally, and still provide an opportunity for positive change.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of colonialism as a violating movement and explain how it continues in different social formations
    • GA4:
  2. explain the major de-colonising theories and the forms of resistance and denial that emerged in the past and remain evident in contemporary responses
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of colonial contexts as an ongoing interplay between concepts of the world that differ fundamentally, and still provide an opportunity for positive change.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4: