Undergraduate | MAQ-ABSX3040 | 2024
Settler Colonialism, Decolonisation and Indigenous Futures
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
- 19 Feb 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of settler colonialism as a political structure, and explore how it manifests through both policy and institutional cultures in Australia
- Demonstrate knowledge and scholarly understanding of the practices of decolonisation.
- Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the role of political protests, land claims and non-Indigenous allies in moving towards justice in the context of settler colonialism.
- Critically engage with Indigenous scholarship to understand the diverse ways that Indigenous peoples resist settler colonialism and persist beyond it
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how Indigenous people are already both imagining and practicing a decolonised Australia—including through digital media, queer identities, and science fiction.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This unit provides an overview and critical analysis of Indigenous–settler politics in Australia. Students will develop a nuanced, critically-informed understanding of settler colonialism as a political structure, and explore how it manifests through both policy and institutional cultures in Australia. The unit then turns to practices of decolonisation, unpacking the role of political protests, land claims and non-Indigenous allies in moving towards justice in the context of settler colonialism. It closes by exploring ‘Indigenous futurisms’—how Indigenous people are already both imagining and practicing a decolonised Australia—including through digital media, queer identities, and science fiction..
- Content Quizzes (30%)
- Major essay (40%)
- Minor essay (30%)
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- MAQ-ABSX2035-Indigenous Queer Studies
- MAQ-ABSX2020-Pacific Pop Culture
- MAQ-ABSX2060-Indigenous Histories and Knowledges
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