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AUST11-101: Australia: Dreamtime to Dust


This subject outlines Australia's natural and human development. You will learn about continental origins, the oldest life forms yet found on Earth, the origin and adaptation of marsupial fauna and the drying of the continent. You will also explore the story of the oldest continuous human culture in the world; the Indigenous Australians. Australia: Dreamtime to Dust examines Aboriginal art, social and belief systems and survival of Aboriginal culture after colonisation. This subject is invaluable for you if you wish to expand your understanding of the history of the continent and its first occupants. You will also find this subject interesting if you are passionate about History, Geography, Environmental and Natural Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Palaeontology, and Social and Cultural Studies.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the origins of the Australian continent, oldest life forms, dinosaurs, megafauna and the first people in Australia. 2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems related to the origins of the Australian continent and the first people in Australia. 3. Apply the knowledge and understanding of the Australian origins, environment and the Indigenous cultures, in Australia and globally, to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.

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