• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Nicolas Peterson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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The course  introduces students to a broad over view of Indigenous Australian studies from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. It places contemporary Indigenous affairs in cultural, archaeological, historical, linguistic , legal and anthropological context and provides a gateway to advanced level courses that make up the Minor in Indigenous Australian Studies.  There will be limited international comparison. At least a third of the lectures will be given by Indigenous academics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an  informed understanding of aspects of Indigenous history, language and culture, and policy pertaining to Aboriginal people
  2. Assess the quality of public debate about Indigenous policy
  3. Analyse the ways in which history, language and culture informs Indigenous perspectives on a range of topics, including responses to policy  
  4. Think, write and argue with key concepts and knowledge about current policy issues  as they related to land, law and health
  5. Demonstrate a comparative knowledge of Indigenous Australian rights in a world context
  6. Use specific examples to explore key concepts, themes and theories from anthropology and other disciplinary areas covered in the course
  7. Select, analyse and present materials on contemporary issues pertaining to Aboriginal persons, policy and events

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) (LO1,2,3)

Journal, totalling 1500 words (20%) (LO2,4,7)

Major essay 2000 words (40%) (LO 1,4,5,6,7)

Exam (30%) (LO3,4,5,7) 

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6020 28 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 07 Nov 2014 In Person

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