Aboriginal Studies units

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Aboriginal Studies Units - 1996


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Aboriginal Studies

The Aboriginal Studies major aims to provide students with an understanding of, and sensitivity to, Aboriginal traditional and contemporary cultures and histories. Throughout the sequence of units students will gain a general overview of the impact and dynamics of the European invasion from 1788 onwards. Particular emphasis is placed on assertions and constructions of Aboriginal identity through Aboriginal literary writing.
At levels 200 and 300, one focus will revolve around the Aboriginal experience in Tasmania.
Teaching methods vary considerably between units. A mixture of lectures and tutorial/seminars is employed, with participation by Aboriginal guest lecturers.



HHB101 Aboriginal Australia

Provides an introduction to Aboriginal cultures and histories, from the pre-European period until the present time, covering Australia as a whole and Tasmania in particular. Major aspects include: (a) an overview of the situation of Aborigines within Australian society today; (b) pre-European Aboriginal societies and their portrayal by social scientists; (c) Aboriginal/European contact history from first contact until the 1970s; (d) contemporary issues such as Aboriginal land rights, the criminal justice system, child welfare, health and education; and (e) measures to achieve resolution of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australia.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr H McRae
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed.
unit weight [25%(BEd 20%)]
teaching pattern full year - 2x1-hour lectures and 1-hour tutorial weekly (26 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment (int) introductory essay (10%), 2 assignments (20% ea),class participation (10%), exam (40%); (dist.ed) introductory essay (10%), 2 assignments (25% ea), exam (40%)
required texts, etc
Aboriginal Australia, Readers and Study Booklets, compiled by H McRae, University of Tasmania, 1992.
Attwood B, The Making of the Aborigines, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1989.
Reynolds H, The Other Side of the Frontier, Penguin, Ringwood, 1982.

recommended reading Broome R, Aboriginal Australians,Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1982.

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







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HHB102 Aboriginal Australia

Is identical to the first semester of HHB101

Special notes enrolment in this unit requires permission from the HoD
teaching staff Dr H McRae
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures and 1-hour tutorial weekly (13 weeks)
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment (int) introductory essay (10%), assignment (40%), class participation (10%), exam (40%); (dist.ed) introductory essay (10%), assignment (50%), exam (40%)
required texts, etc
Aboriginal Australia, Readers and Study Booklets, compiled by H McRae, University of Tasmania, 1992.
Attwood B, The Making of the Aborigines, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1989.
Reynolds H,The Other Side of the Frontier, Penguin, Ringwood, 1982.
recommended reading

Course:







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