Great South Land: Introducing Australian history
Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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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?
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Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Australian history or their historical skills.
Who will you learn with?
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 #207 in the world (QS rankings, 2020).
- LocationNewcastle, Australia
- World rankingTop 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
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