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SS1010 - Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

What does it mean to be Australian? This subject introduces students to the relevance and importance of the Bachelor of Arts via a cross-disciplinary focus on social issues and debates concerning Australia. Topics explored include processes of settlement and colonisation; the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures; nationalism, multiculturalism, and the diverse foundations of contemporary Australian identities. The subject takes individual and local experiences as case studies to understand broader social structures. The aim is to help students engage with the historical, cultural and social contexts that contribute to making us who we are.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply key concepts to make sense of cultural diversity in Australia's past, present, and future;
  • demonstrate critical reading and writing skills through engagement with a range of texts;
  • analyse the location of individuals within the broader context of Australian society;
  • investigate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives on key issues in Australian society;
  • summarise qualitative and quantitative research practices in HASS disciplines.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Tutorial task - (10%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours - Online Activities
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.