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Lismore Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

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

Topic 1: Social Design
Topic 2: Social Regard and Disregard
Topic 3: Resistance
Topic 4: Progress Myths
Topic 5: Costs of Marginalisation

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
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

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
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  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.
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
  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
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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