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ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
School or Department : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


This course will offer an overview of Indigenous people’s actual and lived experiences, human rights and ideologies of the Nation State. It will provide an analysis of race, power and power structures throughout western civilisation and the subsequent impact of these on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bodies. A broader analysis of the systems, thinking and policy development that have impacted Aboriginal people’s Human Rights will be investigated. This course offers an overview of western (European/ White) structures that impact and affect contemporary society and the mechanisms by which Human Rights in Australia are enacted.

This course focuses on Western ideologies and the formation of Nation States in otherwise occupied territories. An analysis of the world we currently live in will be undertaken in relation to historical and contemporary political practices, both Aboriginal and Western. This course will provide students with an analysis of contemporary world history and an understanding of International human rights, treaty's, charters and legislations and the lack thereof in Australia.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022