MFU 4 Asylum Seekers: Australian History and Society


This course will use stories and case studies to give students an overview of key events and themes in Australian history. These stories will give students a greater understanding of current debates and contemporary society. Topics covered will include Aboriginal histories and culture, colonization, diversity and immigration, women, wars, stolen generations, Australia’s international relations, visual representations of Australia, music and pop culture, sport and national identity, and history and the culture wars.

Starts: Feb. 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Where: NTEU Building University of Melbourne, Wilson Ave Parkville VIC 3052
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Women & Gender

Feb. 4, 2014

Colonisation & Terra Nullius

March 19, 2014

Diversity & Immigration

March 26, 2014

Stolen Generations

April 16, 2014

Politics

April 23, 2014

Australia on the World Stage

April 30, 2014

Sport & National Identity

May 21, 2014

History & Culture Wars

May 28, 2014

Visual Representations

July 5, 2014

Battlegrounds & Wars

Sept. 4, 2014

Music & Pop Culture

Oct. 5, 2014

Aboriginal Histories & Culture

Dec. 3, 2014