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Undergraduate | MAQ-ABSX3040 | 2024

Settler Colonialism, Decolonisation and Indigenous Futures

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 19 Feb 2024
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About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of settler colonialism as a political structure, and explore how it manifests through both policy and institutional cultures in Australia
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and scholarly understanding of the practices of decolonisation.
    3. 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.
    4. Critically engage with Indigenous scholarship to understand the diverse ways that Indigenous peoples resist settler colonialism and persist beyond it
    5. 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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of


Pre-requisite: 130cp at 1000 level or above including ABSX1000 or ABSX1020 and 20cp at 2000 level including ABSX2035 or ABSX2020 or ABSX2060

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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