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INDG1002: Introduction to Indigenous History

This unit of study focuses on the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since colonisation, exploring key social, political and legal events, issues and debates, and the people behind them. Students will learn about important historical events and social issues in areas such as civil and political rights, land rights, self-determination and reconciliation, developing an understanding of how these events and issues have shaped the shared history of Australia. The unit introduces a decolonising methodology that will underpin further work in the major.

Code INDG1002
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate your developing knowledge of key events, processes and people in Indigenous Australian history
  • LO2. effectively evaluate and discuss the research, production and presentation of Indigenous history in Australia
  • LO3. contribute to debates about Indigenous Australian history and its significance in contemporary Australia
  • LO4. effectively communicate their knowledge through high level oral and written communication skills;
  • LO5. critically identify and use information through a variety of media and technologies
  • LO6. demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy and curiosity for new information and perspectives
  • LO7. be informed, aware and respectful of social, cultural and linguistic diversity, and maintain a respectful collegiality in class.