ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN HISTORY: PLACE, MOBILITY, AND MEMORY

HIS3AAH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the history of Aboriginal peoples in Australia, with a focus on the British colonisation of Melbourne and Victoria. Casting their imaginations from a local to a global scale, students will be asked to consider how the mobility of Aboriginal people was contested and controlled from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century. Case studies include frontier wars, rural missions, urban activism, and international resistance movements. Doing so, students will explore new theoretical frameworks - histories of place, mobility, and of memory.  If people are colonised through the control of their movement, then how has this mattered for Aboriginal people in Australia? And how have Aboriginal people resisted the forces of colonisation? Students will also consider the ways the history of the colonisation of Australia has been remembered, forgotten and performed. The subject will thus equip students with a knowledge of Aboriginal history in and beyond Australia, and undertake archival research, and ask questions of place, mobility and/or memory in a historic context of their choice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second-year History, Art History, Legal Studies, Psychology, Gender Studies and/or Anthropology

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2AAH

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse primary sources and locate them in an historical context.

Activities:
1 x Individual PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS; and 1 x 2000 word individual SELF-CHOSEN and SELF -DIRECTED RESEARCH essay [bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Communicate place-based original research via written and spoken forms.

Activities:
1 x 10 minute individual power point and tutorial oral presentation; 1 x 750 word individual SELF-CHOSEN and SELF -DIRECTED RESEARCH essay [bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Assess Aboriginal agency, historical change and continuity in terms of the core subject themes.

Activities:
1 x 2000 word individual SELF-CHOSEN and SELF -DIRECTED RESEARCH essay [bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Create a properly referenced piece of writing using primary and secondary sources to frame an argument about Aboriginal Australian history

Activities:
1 x 2000 word individual SELF-CHOSEN and SELF -DIRECTED RESEARCH essay [bibliography MANDATORY]
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

05. Develop cultural and ethical sensitivity towards historical and racial issues as a global citizen.

Activities:
1 x Individual 750 word primary source analysis illuminating the Aboriginal history of a particular place; 1 x 1500 Reflective Essay; 1 x 10 minute individual power point and tutorial oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 750 word self-directed PLACE AND PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS [bibliography MANDATORY]15 01, 02, 03
1 x 10 minute ORAL presentation10 01, 02, 03, 05
1 x 2000 word self-directed individual research essay [bibliography MANDATORY]50 01, 03, 04, 05
1 x 1500 word Reflective Essay25 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 750 word self-directed PLACE AND PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS [bibliography MANDATORY]15 01, 02, 03
1 x 10 minute ORAL presentation10 01, 02, 03, 05
1 x 2000 word self-directed individual research essay [bibliography MANDATORY]50 01, 03, 04, 05
1 x 1500 word Reflective Essay25 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 750 word self-directed PLACE AND PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS [bibliography MANDATORY]15 01, 02, 03
1 x 10 minute ORAL presentation10 01, 02, 03, 05
1 x 2000 word self-directed individual research essay [bibliography MANDATORY]50 01, 03, 04, 05
1 x 1500 word Reflective Essay25 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 750 word self-directed PLACE AND PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS [bibliography MANDATORY]15 01, 02, 03
1 x 10 minute ORAL presentation10 01, 02, 03, 05
1 x 2000 word self-directed individual research essay [bibliography MANDATORY]50 01, 03, 04, 05
1 x 1500 word Reflective Essay25 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNadia Rhook

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 750 word self-directed PLACE AND PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS [bibliography MANDATORY]15 01, 02, 03
1 x 10 minute ORAL presentation10 01, 02, 03, 05
1 x 2000 word self-directed individual research essay [bibliography MANDATORY]50 01, 03, 04, 05
1 x 1500 word Reflective Essay25 03, 04, 05