Units of Study

HSTY2678 - Race Around the World

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Penny Russell


This unit looks outward from Australia's shores to examine the uneasy co-existence of local experience with global cultures of knowledge. Relations between white settlers and Indigenous Australians are often understood in national contexts. But representation and treatment of Aborigines was embedded in global patterns that shaped, and sometimes shifted, Australia's racial history. We read stories of discovery, violence, civilisation, curiosity, humanity and fear, and consider international contexts for the Aboriginal resistance that emerged with growing force during the twentieth century.


1x3000wd research essay (60%), 1x1500wd reflective paper (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

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