READING ABORIGINALITY FROM FRONTIER TO TODAY

ABS3RAB

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be given the opportunity to engage critically with writing about Australian Aboriginal experience of colonization from the frontier to today. Through the works of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal writers of letters, pamphlets, life writing, fiction, poetry and drama students discover the diversity of interpretations of Aboriginal cultures and historical experience. Key themes of concern including identity, place, voice and culture will be explored through historical and literary analysis, including the study of changing national contexts which Aboriginal people experienced as the regimes of the protection, assimilation and self-determination eras.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites completion of a second year History or English subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCoonardooPrescribedPritchard, Katherine SusannahAngus and Robertson
ReadingsIs that you, Ruthie?PrescribedHeggarty, RuthUQP
ReadingsMy PlacePrescribedMorgan, SallyFreemantle Arts Centre for Experts
ReadingsSorryPrescribedJones, GailUQP
ReadingsThat Dead Man DancePrescribedScott, KimPicador
ReadingsWe of the Never NeverPrescribedGunn, JeanieHutchinson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the balance of continuity and change in a past, and show how present contexts, including their own, can alter views of a past

Activities:
One 1000 word tutorial paper and one 2000 word essay, one 1 hour exam on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research

02. Identify and reflect on the use of primary sources, the student's own, and other historians'

Activities:
One 1000 word tutorial paper and one 2000 word essay, one 1 hour exam on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

03. Reflect on strengths and weaknesses of other historians' accounts or of the historiography when constructing their own historical account.

Activities:
One 1000 word tutorial paper and one 2000 word essay, one 1 hour exam on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. Review disciplinary skills in the context of a sustained history inquiry directed to a specific audience.

Activities:
One 1000 word tutorial paper and one 2000 word essay, one 1 hour exam on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Critical Thinking
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research

05. Write responses to an aspect of the past which offer a sustained line of argument or narrative, referenced in an accomplished manner, which respond to many secondary and primary sources.

Activities:
One 1000 word tutorial paper and one 2000 word essay, one 1 hour exam on lecture and tutorial content
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

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