Indigenous-Settler Histories: Comparative Contexts - 2018

Unit summary

MHIX301

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Participation - Active Collaboration (30%) , Reading - Reading Blog (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 809.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,059.00
European colonisation of the globe is one of the most important stories of world history. It defined and shaped colonised and coloniser and left legacies which are still being felt today. This unit charts key aspects of this history in a global comparative frame from the fifteenth century to the present day, looking at Australia, North America, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Using a range of historical sources from archives to documentary, Indigenous biographies and oral histories, as well as a growing body of rich web-based resources it will apply a wide geographical lens to explore issues from contact, resistance and adaptation to the contemporary politics of rights, reparation and reconciliation.
Students will:
 
- Understand settler-colonialism as a structure in world history;
- Compare models, practices and outcomes of settler-colonialism in different geographical and temporal contexts; - Develop critical and analytical skills through analysis of primary and secondary sources;
- Develop integrative and creative thinking via formulating questions;
- Effectively communicate in written and oral forms
- Evaluate and reflect on practices of settler-colonialism in the contemporary world.
  • Participation — Active Collaboration (30%)
  • Reading — Reading Blog (30%)
  • Research Essay (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 3 units normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 units or other relevant experience.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction and Pre-Colonial Societies
2Settler Colonialism
3Contact and Collision
4Frontier War 1
5Frontier War 2
6Cultural Accommodation
7Science
8Defending Rights in the Inter-War
9Assimilation 1
10Assimilation 2
11Black Power and Consciousness
12Sovereignty?
13Indigenous Societies Today

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