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Australian Aboriginal History ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Bain Attwood

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: As for HSY2260

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this subject students will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding relations between indigenes and Europeans in Australia. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the epistemological issues and problems evident in the study of Australian Aboriginal History. 3. Think critically and communicate effectively. Specifically to: (i) develop a topic for investigation; (ii) show an awareness of both the diversity of interpretations of the past, and the nature of such forms of knowledge; (iii) familiarise oneself with a range of sources; (iv) display precision in argument and documentation; and (v) recognise and be able to present a logically ordered argument.

Assessment: Reflective essay (1500 words): 25% + Research essay (2000 words): 40% + Examinations (1000 words): 25% + Tutorial participation: 10% + Third year students will be expected to demonstrate more sophisticated analytical skills and submit work incorporating a higher level of competence in independent research and reading.

Contact Hours: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial over 9 weeks and 2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 hour tutorial over 3 weeks

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions: HSY2260