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HI2006 - Australian and Pacific Exploration

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
HI3006 HI5006


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (15%); essays (35%).

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