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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Indigenous studies (3 topics)
    • Australia (5 topics)
    • North America (5 topics)
    • New Zealand (5 topics)
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Standard Media

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explore the main features of First Nation peoples of North America, Australia and the pacific region
  2. identify and apply appropriate frameworks for undertaking a comparative analysis
  3. critically analyse the different approaches to the colonisation of First Nation peoples
  4. evaluate a range of strategies employed by First Nation peoples in response to various forms of colonisation.
  • Assignment 1 - 750 words (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - 1500 words (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - 2250 words (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will build on their knowledge of impacts of and responses to colonisation by First Nations peoples in North America, Australia and the Pacific region through exploration and analysis of approaches to comparative studies, pre-colonial cultures, colonialism, culture and ideology, diversity of social, economic and political structures, racism, assimilation, resistance, poverty, land rights, sovereignty and treaties and contemporary political movements.

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