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ATS4683

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr Karen Hughes

Notes

Previously coded AAS4040

Synopsis

Examination of race, gender, class and discourse of whiteness within Australian Indigenous Studies. Comparative study of other settler societies. Power and privilege in Australia.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit students will have developed an understanding of the theoretical foundations for an interrogation of the ways in which race, gender and class interact to sustain discourses of whiteness within Australian Indigenous Studies. Students will gain an understanding of the bases of power and privilege as they have been and continue to be exercised in Australia, through a comparative approach to studying material from other settler societies such as Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Students will gain the ability to express their understandings of these factors and of Indigenous peoples' responses to the power structures within their colonial and contemporary settings both orally and in writing.

Assessment

Written work: 90% (9000 words)
Oral presentation 10% (500 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Karen Hughes

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prerequisites

A major sequence in Australian Indigenous Studies or cognate discipline(s) as approved by the Honours coordinator