• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Indigenous Studies
  • Areas of interest Geography, Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Inge Kral
    • Dr Sean Kerins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course introduces students to notions of Indigenous peoples, populations and communities through a number of academic and Indigenous perspectives. Using a number of case studies the course explores five major subject areas: Cultures and Language; Politics, Policy and Law; Environment and Development; Health and Wellbeing; and Cultural Arts. The course is a starting point for the Australian Indigenous Studies Major and Minor, and complements a variety of allied fields of study. The course deploys social science theories and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to analyse the relationship of Indigenous peoples their land and seas and with wider Australia through four major themes: identity, equity, representation and resilience. A critical component of the course is two-way learning that draws on Indigenous and Western domains of knowledge as presented by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics and cultural practitioners

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe and critique the historical developments of perspectives of Indigenous peoples and populations in Australia;
  2. Compare and describe differing forms of Indigenous development initiatives;
  3. Work in small groups to explain issues related to Indigenous peoples and populations;
  4. Identify and compare differing policy approaches to Indigenous peoples’ development; and
  5. Construct relationships and connections between different fields of study related to Indigenous peoples and populations

Indicative Assessment

    Major essay of 2000 words (40%) (LOs 1,2,4,5)
    Assignment of up to 1000 words and visual materials (30%) (LOs 2,4,5)
    Tutorial participation (10%) (LOs 1 - 5)
    Online discussion forum - 200 words per week for 10 weeks (2% each for a total of 20%) (LOs 1 - 5)

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    Workload

    130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

    Prescribed Texts

    A reading brick will be available on Wattle.

    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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
    2017 $2856
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $4080
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

    Offerings and Dates

    The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

    First Semester

    Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
    3493 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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