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HI3006 - Australian and Pacific Exploration

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject examines the way in which European and other explorers have engaged with the environments and peoples of the Australian continent and the wider Pacific. It raises questions about the nature of European exploration, its physical and intellectual underpinnings, and its consequences.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of the nature of early voyages and expeditions of discovery in Australia and the Pacific;
  • an understanding of the relationship between exploration, established societies, and change;
  • an increased ability to identify biases and assumptions in interpretations of the new;
  • skills in the reading and interpretation of historical evidence.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
HI2006 AND HI5006

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Claire Brennan
Lecturers: Dr Claire Brennan, Mr Rohan Lloyd.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (15%); essays (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Claire Brennan
Lecturers: Dr Claire Brennan, Mr Rohan Lloyd.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (15%); essays (35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.