Travel back in time to discover Australian history.
On this course you will take a journey through Australian history. You will examine a range of periods and topics including Aboriginal deep time history, transportation and convictism and colonialism.
This course will also introduce you to the skills and approaches used in the academic study of history – especially the study of Australian history – and help you to understand issues in contemporary Australia in context
What topics will you cover?
- Traditional Aboriginal society
- Background to the British colonisation of Australia
- Relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply a developing understanding of core historical concepts.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of key themes, events, and people in the history of Australia’s First Nations and the early decades of European occupation of the continent.
- Interpret the Australian past within a local and global context.
- Explain the contested nature of Australia’s early European history.
- Identify foundational scholarly sources (primary and secondary, oral and written) relating to Australia’s early history.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Australian history or their historical skills.
Who developed the course?
The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).
- LocationNewcastle, Australia
- World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!
How do degrees work on FutureLearn?
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