Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week. The subject will also run optional screenings throughout the semester. |
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours per week , 5 additional hours per week. Total of 8 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||none|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||none|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorMr Philip Morrissey
This subject will provide students with an introduction to the complexity, challenges and richness of Australian Indigenous life and cultures. Social and political issues will be considered through engagement with specific issues both local and national. Students will have the opportunity to understand Indigenous histories and apply disciplinary perspectives through the experience of Indigenous cultural forms which may include sport, fine arts and performances. Perspectives from disciplines and fields such as Art History, Eco-Philosophy, Politics, Criminology, Anthropology, Health Sciences, Cultural Studies and Linguistics will provide students with a multi-faceted introduction to Indigenous studies and Indigenous society. While maintaining focus on Australian Indigenous issues subject matter will sometimes be reframed so that students will have the opportunity to appreciate a larger context, and linkages and correspondences with related fields indicated. (For instance the colonisation of Australia might be considered in relation to processes of colonisation affecting other Indigenous peoples.)
|Assessment:||A 10-minute tutorial presentation, including a 500 word written submission 10% (students allocated a date during semester), an essay of 500 words 10% (due early in semester), an essay of 1000 words 30% (due mid-semester) and an exam 50% (during the examination period). Students must attend a minimum of nine tutorials in order to qualify to have their written work assessed.|
A subject reader will be available at the beginning of the semester. Students may have the opportunity to make site visits including sporting events, exhibitions or performances.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Arts (Extended) |
Australian Indigenous Studies |
Australian Indigenous Studies
Australian Indigenous Studies
Australian Indigenous Studies Major
Australian Studies Major
Interdisciplinary Foundation Subjects
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