• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and the Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences / ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bruce Doran
    • Dr Sean Kerins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course INDG2001
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course introduces students to fundamental aspects of Indigenous relationships to lands, waters and cultural sites. It will provide students with an overview of holistic Indigenous perspectives about the natural environment, their knowledge systems and understandings of it, as well as the legal and policy frameworks of the settler society which frame Indigenous opportunities to actively engage in cultural and natural resource management. It will explore areas of contestation and collaboration between Indigenous natural resources users and other Australians through a series of case studies of land and water management, and will include an opportunity for fieldwork to visit a jointly-managed National Park and to understand more about cultural heritage sites and their protection within the natural environment through joint-management frameworks. The course will also provide students with an opportunity to consider how to engage successfully with Indigenous peoples in many land or natural resource management issues.

Learning Outcomes

LO1.  Understand Indigenous perspectives and knowledge systems in relation to land, waters, natural resources and cultural heritage, and explain how these may vary from western scientific perspectives, and what is required to bring both systems into play in land, sea and natural resource management.
LO2.  Describe the different elements of the Indigenous estate, its legal underpinnings and the opportunities it provides Indigenous people to engage in land, sea and natural resource management.
LO3. Analyse different approaches to engaging Indigenous people in land, sea and natural resource management, in terms of how well they meet Indigenous aspirations.
LO4. Identify key considerations in approaching engagement with Indigenous people in a land/sea-related or natural resource management projects.
LO5. Develop skills to engage effectively in cross-cultural environmental management.

Indicative Assessment

Major essay, 2500 words (50%) (LOs 1-5)
Assignment,1000 words  and visual materials, (30%) (LOs 1, 3-5)
Online discussion forum, (10%) LOs 1-5)
Tutorial facilitation (10%) (LOs 1-5)

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week over 12 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week, including a three day field trip with 14 hours of course-related activities (130 hours total workload over the semester).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 units towards a Bachelor pass degree.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed INDG2001.

Indicative Reading List

A reading brick will be available on Wattle.
J. Altman & S. Kerins, “People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures”, Federation Press, 2012.
F. Walsh and P. Mitchell (Eds) “Planning for Country, Cross-Cultural approaches to decision-making on Aboriginal lands”, Jukurrpa Books, Alice Springs.

Assumed Knowledge

INDG1001
ENVS1001

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
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
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
3700 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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