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HI2006 - Australian and Pacific Exploration

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

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

  • display broad knowledge and apply skills in the reading and interpretation of historical evidence;
  • identify biases and assumptions in interpretations of the relevant literature, both primary and secondary;
  • evaluate the relationships between exploration, colonisation, and change within diverse Indigenous cultures;
  • apply advanced skills in historical research, writing, critical thinking and problem solving.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (25%)
  • Invigilated > Multidraft Essays - (45%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
HI3006 HI5006

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.