INDG1150 Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our Backyard

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit are Life and Health Sciences, Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit examines the often contested historical realities of Aboriginal experience in postcolonial Australia. Significant eras in shaping an Australian national identity are deconstructed in order to highlight the cultural, social and political impact on, and from, the Aboriginal nation. The unit also explores how collective historical experiences transmit and transform over time.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) use critical thinking skills to incorporate new information about the construction of knowledge; (2) demonstrate an understanding of Aboriginal history and how these narratives inform contemporary issues in Australian society; (3) understand the unity of Aboriginal people yet recognise divergence in the narratives of Aboriginal people; (4) develop an understanding of Aboriginal demographics; and (5) imagine a 'third space' for sharing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal histories.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation assessments; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mel Thomas
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
HIST1100 Aboriginal History
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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