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BA1001: Time, Truth, and the Human Condition Guide: Getting Started

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Discuss the relationship between time and truth with regard to ONE of these topics:

Enlightenment in Europe (one country only)

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Enlightenment Scientific method Voltaire Time
Age of reason Philosophy Immanuel Kant History
1600 - 1800 Encyclopedia David Hume Truth
Scientific revolution Republic of Letters John Locke Fact

China in the 1950s

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China Marriage reform law Mao Zedong / Mao Tse Tung Time
Chinese Great leap forward Chairman Mao History
Cold War Agrarian reform law Zhou Enlai Truth
1950* Five year plan Communism Fact

Independence of the Malay States (Malaysia and Singapore)

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Malaysia Independence Malayan Chinese Association Time
Malay Peninsula Decolonisation Post World War II History
Singapore Insurgency Malaysian emergency Truth
South East Asia Post colonial 1962 merger referendum Fact

Missions in Australia

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Aboriginal Mission* Civilisation Time
Indigenous Church Regulation History
Torres Strait Islanders Religion Chief Protector of Aborigines Truth

Traditional owner groups

(e.g. Djabugay, Cairns region)

Denomination/Christian/evangelical Aboriginal Protection Board Fact

The Stolen Generations in Australia

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Aboriginal Stolen Generation Children Time
Indigenous Removal Half-caste/mixed-race History
Torres Strait Islanders Welfare/domestic violence/neglect Welfare Truth

Traditional owner groups

(e.g. Djabugay, Cairns region)

Bringing Them Home report Intergenerational trauma Fact

Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand

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19th century Treaty of Waitangi Hone Heke Time
British Empire Maori Edward Gibbon Wakefield History
Colonialism Aotearoa Captain William Hobson Truth
New Zealand Waitangi Tribunal Tamati Waka Nene Fact
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Describe at least ONE paradigm or way of knowing about ONE of these topics:

The fossil record

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Fossils Evolution Archeology Paradigm
Bone Origin of the species Paleontology Perspective
Petrification Life on Earth Paleohistory Worldview
Shells Human origins Prehistory Knowing

Human remains

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Human remains Bioarchaeology Repatriation Paradigm
Skeletons Forensics Reconstruction Perspective
Bodies Diet Crime Worldview
Teeth Evolution Development Knowing

Language and identity

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Language Identity (individual or group) Linguistics Paradigm
Communication Culture Linguistic anthropology Perspective
Symbols Society Sociolinguistics Worldview
Phonology Social practice Semiotics Knowing

Media and reality

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News media Reality 24 hour news cycle Paradigm
Television Virtual Fake news Perspective
Internet Fact Post-truth Worldview
Social media Information Credibility Knowing

Indigenous communities expressing their views

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Aboriginal Canadians Recognition Art Paradigm
Indigenous Australians National Sorry Day Television Perspective
Torres Strait Islanders Apology Public discourse Worldview
American Indians Resistance Representation Knowing

Designing for the care of the tropical world

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Tropic* Health Society Paradigm
Pacific Education Culture Perspective
Asia Identity Community Worldview
Oceania Climate change Social order Knowing
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