Global Indigenous History: An Australian Perspective
Chart the history of European colonisation, examining case studies that include South Africa, Canada and Australia. Uncover themes like war and assimilation. Focus on the stories of Indigenous people and issues such as rights and reconciliation.
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- 27 Jul 2020
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand key themes in Indigenous historical experience from pre-European contact to today
- Appreciate Indigenous historical perspective
- Understand Australian Indigenous history through a world Indigenous history lens
- Think critically and analytically about Indigenous historical experience
- Interpret a variety of historical sources including art, biography, dance and story
- Communicate effectively in oral, written and digital forms
- Indigenous societies pre-colonisation
- Negotiating Outsiders and Contact
- Cultural collision and war
- Religious encounters and adaptation
- Indigenous Soldiers
- Demanding Civil Rights
- Land rights
- Black Power
- Contemporary Indigenous socieites and politics
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
130cp at 1000 level or above or 20 cp in HIST or MHIS units or POL units at 2000 level including 10 cp in HIST or MHIS units. Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as MHIX301 Indigenous-Settler Histories: Comparative Contexts.
What does world history look like from an Indigenous perspective? In world history terms Indigenous peoples’ historical experiences are often overlooked or eclipsed by non-Indigenous stories. This unit privileges Indigenous historical experience, reassessing the deep historical connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous history. From an Australian vantage point we explore key themes in the history including pre-contact societies, environmental knowledge, migration and mobility, cultures, contacts, accommodations and other responses to invasion and survival, including contemporary politics and challenges.
- Source Analysis (20%)
- Research Project (50%)
- Presentation (20%)
- Reflection (10%)
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Bachelor of Arts
- Major in English
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing
- Major in Indigenous Studies
- Major in International Relations