We are taking two classes during this trip; ‘Australian Politics, Society, and Identity: 1788 – Present’ and ‘Aboriginal Society in Australia’. The first one is more focused history and culture, the foundations of Australia. This being our final week we are learning more about the current budget arguments, world status and rising immigration issues.
The second focuses more on public service and the Aboriginal experience, they have been here for centuries before the European discovery.
For this course we have gone on a few field trips. These have included seeing various aboriginal artworks in the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Gallery of NSW. We also visited the Parliament, Redfern community center and the Justice and Police museum.
Both classes are very interesting (at least for me, hence why this is part of my major) and somehow we have learned so much in such a relatively short period of time.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I'm Montana, and was born in New York (no, not in Montana), then some years later moved to Canada. I like trying new foods, helping others, dancing around, playing with kids, and meeting people. Above everything I absolutely love traveling, hence the IES summer abroad and studying foreign relations. Currently I'm at Georgetown University, studying development and diversity in the Pacific and African regions.</span></p>