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INDG3003: Race, Racism and Indigenous Australia

2024 unit information

In this unit students critically examine race and racism and their impacts on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Students consider theories of structural and cultural violence; how racism is linked to poverty, justice and human rights; critical whiteness theory; and race representation. With an emphasis on Indigenous Australia, students gain an understanding of visible and invisible racism and skills for unmasking racism in a process of constructive individual and social change.

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Indigenous Academic Units

Code INDG3003
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Diversity Studies
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Examine the nature and sources of racism.
  • LO2. Explore theoretical perspectives on representations of race.
  • LO3. Demonstrate skills in unmasking racism at a personal and systemic level; and how this has impacted across nations historically.
  • LO4. Debate the historical and contemporary impact of race and racism in Australia with particular reference to Indigenous Australians, in local, national and international arenas.
  • LO5. Appraise the historical impact of racism for Indigenous Australians in social systems such as: education, health, and employment.
  • LO6. Critically evaluate media and print material for racist content.
  • LO7. Comprehend and analyse processes involved in equity and anti-racism strategies.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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