**AUSTRALIAN HISTORY AND SOCIETY - **This course will use stories and case studies to give students an overview of key events and themes in Australian history. These stories will give students a greater understanding of current debates and contemporary society. Topics covered will include Aboriginal histories and culture, colonization, diversity and immigration, women, wars, stolen generations, Australia’s international relations, visual representations of Australia, music and pop culture, sport and national identity, and history and the culture wars.
**GLOBAL POLITICS AND ISSUES - **We live in a pivotal moment in modern history, where political, economic and environmental forces are combining to drive great change across human societies. This course introduces students to important issues shaping this historic moment in international affairs. The student group will work together to learn basic skills of political analysis by investigating twelve weekly topics based on the themes of security, economy and social change.
**ACADEMIC LANGUAGE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - **A central aspect of the MFU for Asylum Seekers is supporting students’ academic and language skills development through engagement with the subject matter, and specialised skills development workshops. **This is not an ESL course though, and students need to have moderate to advanced English skills to really benfit from the courses. **
As part of the courses, students will have the opportunity to submit assignments for assessment by teachers and to take part in the buddy- program.
**ACADEMIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS will run EVERY WEDNESDAY from 5.30-6.30pm at Trades Hall before the subject classes begin. You can find the full details of these online. **