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Commencing 2014, replacing AIA104.
(B, G, W, X)
|Unit chair:||L Johnson|
T Luckins (B), L Johnson (G, W, X)
3 hours per week
This unit will examine the contemporary make-up of the Australian population before examining just how this came to be. The numbers and locations of Indigenous Australians will be contrasted with the non-Indigenous population. Subsequent topics will examine the various waves of immigration that made up the 19th century Australian population – from convicts to gold rush inflows – to then focus on migration and settlement policies from 1901. Analysing the making of white Australia, then British, European and then Asian Australia/ns will involve policy, push and pull factors as well as popular attitudes and cultures. Contemporary debates over refugees, asylum seekers, social exclusion, racism and the carrying capacity of the nation will conclude the unit.
Demographic Analysis 20% - 750 words.
Policy Analysis 20% - 750 words.
Research Essay 40% - 1500 words.
Exam 20% - Up to 1000 words.
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