Postcolonial and Indigenous Histories

Subject 131-471 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in history, political science, sociology, or indigenous studies.
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Subject Overview:

This seminar critically examines the scholarly phenomenon of postcolonialism in relation to the recovery and writing of Indigenous and colonised histories, and the related political struggles of Indigenous peoples around the world. The seminar will be an introduction to debates within the body of postcolonial and Indigenous studies scholarship with a focus on measuring the significance and implications of colonial pasts on the practice, methodologies and theories of historical scholarship. Through case studies of postcolonial and Indigenous histories, the seminar will encourage students to think and write critically on the political implications for Indigenous and colonised peoples of current scholarly and historical debates.

Assessment: A 1500 word essay 30% (due mid- semester), a 3500 word essay 60% (due end of semester), presentation, seminar attendance and participation 10%.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • show an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;

  • be able to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline;

  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research.

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Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Global Journalism)
Master of Arts (Global Media Communication)
Master of Global Media Communication
Master of International Studies
Master of Public Health
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Australian Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Sociology)
Postgraduate Certificate in International Studies
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Australian Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Cultural Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology)
Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies

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