SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: FORCED LABOUR IN THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

HIS2HTS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will chart the social and economic histories of evolving regimes of slavery, forced labour and human trafficking in the making of the modern world. Beginning in the 1400s students will be asked to evaluate the philosophical underpinnings that justified the mass enslavement of human beings, and the thinking that allowed people to be bought, sold and traded as commodities. The sorts of questions students will be asked to explore include what were the social and economic factors that shaped attitudes that promoted or accepted slavery? What were the conditions of enslavement, resistance, and accommodation that have shaped the histories of bonded workers? And how did the forced mobility, or diaspora, of human trafficking impact the modern world? We will also consider the practical and social function of slavery and forced labour regimes in the United State' pre-Civil War, Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of History at first year and another 15 credit points of History or another discipline

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3HTS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify different systems and elements of slavery and forced labour as they have and continue to occur, and to analyse their historical significance

Activities:
Lectures and in-class activities will assist students in learning and recalling key elements of historical content; tutorials and small-group exercises will assist in deeper comprehension; and essays and research will encourage deeper analysis and evaluation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

02. Demonstrate through written and verbal discussion, a familiarity with distinct interpretations of the histories of slavery and forced labour, and an awareness of their relevance in a contemporary world

Activities:
Assimilation of weekly reading and lecture material for class discussion and debate; research essay and final assessed reflections.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Compare the impact of diverse theoretical and conceptual perspectives of slavery on current understanding of and attitudes to slavery.

Activities:
Parts of the document and research essay focus on structure so that research is conducted throughout the semester alongside formative feedback. Second year students should be able to identify and organise relevant research material, and formulate an argument responding to set essay questions that demonstrates an understanding of the question and research material.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Undertake a self-guided major research project identifying and evaluating core historical questions related to slavery

Activities:
Assimilation of weekly reading and lecture material and respond in reflective online forums. Emphasis will be given to their ability to identify, appraise and assess key questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Put historical questions raised in weekly topics to in the context of the overall study of slavery.

Activities:
Take-home exam for which students will need to have attended or viewed, and prepared for, lectures. Second year students would normally be expected to be able to identify core themes, describe instances of their relevance in weekly topics and evaluate a personal reflective or critical response.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. Appraise and assess historical questions related to weekly topics, and compose responses based in evidence and examples

Activities:
Weekly forums will require students to read, analyse and respond to weekly readings and topics with an eye to leading tutorial discussion identifying core issues for some weeks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

07. Assimilate and reflect on course material, and draw on this to write a reflective or critical response to the overarching course them

Activities:
Take-home exam for which students will need to have attended or viewed, and prepared for, lectures, will ask them to engage with the overarchings themes of the subject which have also been raised in weekly forums.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (equivalent to 200 words in total)15 01, 02, 05
Document Exercise (800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Major Research Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Reflective Essay/Exam (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (equivalent to 200 words in total)15 01, 02, 05
Document Exercise (800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Major Research Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Reflective Essay/Exam (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (equivalent to 200 words in total)15 01, 02, 05
Document Exercise (800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Major Research Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Reflective Essay/Exam (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (equivalent to 200 words in total)15 01, 02, 05
Document Exercise (800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Major Research Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Reflective Essay/Exam (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaudia Haake

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (equivalent to 200 words in total)15 01, 02, 05
Document Exercise (800 words)20 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Major Research Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Reflective Essay/Exam (1000 words)25 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07