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GEOG/PCON 327: Australia's Stolen Generations: The Legacies Of Carrolup
Director: Professors Adam Burnett, Geography and Ellen Kraly, Geography
On-campus course: GEOG 319: Population and Environment, Spring 2017
Tentative travel dates: May 27 - June 18, 2017
Course credit: .5 (one-half) credit.
Prerequisites: GEOG 319 and permission of study group directors

Information Sessions: Monday, October 24th at 7pm in 328 Ho Science Center
                                    Thursday, October 27th, at 7pm in 328 Ho Science Center

Four weeks in Western Australia focusing on the historical geography and the contemporary experience of the Noongar community.

Scenic view of the Outback


The goal of this half-credit extended study course is to address issues of both population vulnerabilities and cultural resilience by considering Aborigines in Australia, and specifically engaging the historical geography and the contemporary experience of the Noongar community in Western Australia.

Three themes form the curricular program of the extended study. 1) Students study the historical geography of Aborigines in Australia within the context of European colonization and settlement, federation and nation-building. These issues are framed using concepts of population vulnerability, environmental impact, and cultural heritage and identity at the national, regional and local geographic scales. 2) Students study the impacts of national, regional, and local policies directed toward indigenous peoples on Aboriginal families and children, given particular focus to programs concerning part-Aboriginal children, Australia’s “Stolen Generations.” 3) Students learn the ways in which Aboriginal culture and “care for country” has remained resilient across time, space, and generations.

Permission of the instructor is required for this course. The course is cross-listed as PCON 327.

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