HIST354 Aboriginal History Since the Late 18th Century

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Updated: 18 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or IDIG or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST254
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) David Roberts (drobert9@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit looks at the experiences of Aboriginal people from Cook to the Reconciliation Movement. It will emphasise first contacts, dispossession and disempowerment; policies of dispersal, segregation and forced assimilation; Aboriginal resistance; the development of Aboriginal political activism; and the Aboriginal struggle for land rights and political and cultural recognition.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal history in relation to the issues covered in this unit;
  2. exhibit a broad and coherent body of knowledge of relations between groups of identifiably different peoples with different cultures and histories, and why the story of those relations took the course they did;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of such basic human phenomena as conflict, conflict resolution, negotiation, strategies of power, strategies of resistance, thought and ideology, political strategies, social change over time, dispossession and reconciliation;
  4. present a clear, coherent and evidence-based exposition of knowledge and ideas, showing that historical narrative and analysis can have more than one perspective, and that history can be contested ground; and
  5. apply well developed cognitive and communication skills to show that much can be learnt about history, what it can and cannot do, what it can and cannot claim, through a study of Aboriginal history.