• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Robert Schwab
    • Dr William Sanders
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course will explore public policy towards Indigenous Australians in recent years and also, to some extent, historically.

The idea of competing principles in Indigenous policy and its practice will be identified and how the balancing of these might vary both historically and geographically. The roles of specialists and generalists, and of ideology and moralism in Indigenous policy will also be discussed.

The course will then examine a number of policy sectors which are central to recent debates in the Indigenous policy arena: income support, alcohol, child protection and criminal justice, health, housing, land, youth and education. Different sectors will be used to think about various aspects and patterns of Indigenous policy processes, such as relations between Indigenous -specific and general policy mechanisms. A guest lecturer will also explore ideas around the policy implications of mobility.

Recent experiments in 'mainstreaming' and whole-of-government policy will also be explored, both for their strengths and limitations. Finally we will look at the ideas of failure and success in Australian Indigenous policy and develop the idea that they are linked to different rhetorical registers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  •  engage in informed debate about Australian government policy and practice towards Indigenous people; and
  • for those working in organisations involved in the Indigenous policy arena will have some enhanced tools for thinking about what is going on around them.

Indicative Assessment

Major essay (60%), short essay paper (30%), class participation (10%).

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Workload

Two an a half hours per week - seminar format; and another four hours analysing the required readings, preparing for in class discussions, and wirting essays  

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:
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 Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3435 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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