2006 HAB102 Contemporary Indigenous Australia

Unit Level: Introductory

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HAB102 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 H On Campus 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 I Distance 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 L Distance 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 L On Campus 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 N Distance 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006
Sem 2 W Distance 17-JUL-2006 10-AUG-2006 04-SEP-2006 20-OCT-2006

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R2B] [R3A] [S3I]
This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience on mainland Australia during the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and education issues. All issues are examined within the context of Indigenous self-determination. The unit highlights both Aboriginal disadvantage and Aboriginal achievement.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: int: 1,000-word essay (15%), 1,500-word essay (35%), tutorial presentation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%); dist.ed: 1,000-word essay (20%), 1,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2x1-hr lectures and 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks); dist.ed: 2 x 2.5-hr classes in Hbt & Ltn, 1-hr weekly video-link to NWC

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,I,L,N,W
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Video conferencing - W
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
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Recommended Texts
Broome R, Aboriginal Australians,Allen & Unwin, 1994.

STAFF: Ms C Pybus (Coordinator)

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