RACE, SEX AND GENDER ON THE AUSTRLIAN FRONTIER

HIS2DA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the relationship between private lives, intimate relations and colonisation in nineteenth and twentieth century Australia. We analyse sexual and racial taboos and transgressions and examine the intersection of race, gender and sexuality and the domestic politics of colonialism. Case studies include: sexual exploitation on the frontier, 'going native', captivity narratives and the 'abducted white woman', outlawed indigenous marriages and state miscegenation policies to 'breed out the colour'. We consider changing regulations that sanctioned or prohibited 'interracial' marriages and explore attitudes to sexual relations between indigenous women and white men and indigenous men and white women.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3DA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnthology ReadingPrescribedLaTrobe UniversityBOOKSHOP

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse ethical and/or cultural issues raised by research into a historical topic.

Activities:
Five Tutorial Reading Analysis Summaries One review essay One research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

02. Evaluate historians' lines of arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.

Activities:
Five Tutorial Reading Analysis Summaries One review essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

03. Focussing on time and context, analyse continuity and change.

Activities:
One review essay One research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

04. In a team and/or individually, identify and assimilate primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of the past.

Activities:
10-minute group oral presentation in class One review essay One research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. In a team and/or individually, produce an original historical work in response to a topic or debate.

Activities:
One research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

06. In a team and/or individually, write a sustained historical argument or narrative.

Activities:
One review essay One research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

07. In a team, present orally an historical argument or narrative.

Activities:
10-minute group oral presentation in class
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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