Race, Colonialism and Whiteness

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Race, Colonialism and Whiteness

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Intercultural Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    36 units of credit completed

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    There are (at least) two sides to the colonial relationship. In this class we focus on the ways in which colonialism is enmeshed with White knowledge traditions and cultures so that we can better understand the complex relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Students will be introduced to key concepts and thinkers in the fields of Critical Race and Whiteness theory and together we will apply them to everyday experience and popular culture. At the theory and application learning stage of the Indigenous Studies Major, this course will help students develop their understanding of identity politics that are deeply entangled with a variety of political and intellectual debates in Australia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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