• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Indigenous Studies
  • Areas of interest Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katherine Curchin
    • Janet Hunt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2017
    First Semester 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
    Spring Session 2017
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The course involves a 4 week study period at the University of Arizona. Prior to travelling to the University of Arizona students will plan a small research project to be undertaken while they are there.  The project will require them  investigate a specific aspect of Native American Indigenous Studies including areas of professional research practice ( for example students may explore: research project management, budgeting and communication; Indigenous Studies research methodologies; industry applications in areas of evidence-based policy formulation; tribal government practice; collaborative research partnerships with Indigenous nations;  or an applied research topic). 

Before departure, students will undertake a relevant literature search and  prepare a scope of research terms of reference with their ANU supervisor which they can complete within a four week time frame. This may include participation in an international Indigenous Studies workshop, a conference, or intensive 'summer school' program convened at University of Arizona. While at the University of Arizona they will be assigned a supervisor who will guide them in their research. It may include delivering a research presentation there. On  return to ANU, students will present for assessment a written report detailing their findings, reflecting on any comparative insights and potential applications of research best-practice they observe between the international situation of Indigenous people they have studied and the Australian context. This may also include delivering a verbal presentation.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Plan and carry out a small research project; in particular identify a clear research topic and related question to be investigated.
  2. Describe and analyse a specific issue in international Indigenous Studies research, practice or application.
  3. Discuss the significant comparative issues observed between the international context and Australian Indigenous Studies research, practice or application.
  4. Evaluate the factors that may influence professional research best practice, and contribute to practical outcomes in the international and Australian settings.

Indicative Assessment

Research proposal: 1,000 words 20% Learning Outcome 1, 2, 3

Research Report in 2 parts:

a) Findings (4,000 words) (60%): Learning Outcome 1, 2.

b) Comparison with Australian context (1,000 words) (20%) Learning Outcome 2, 3, 4

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Workload

Students will have a total of at least 12 contact hours made up of supervision sessions in Australia and at the University of Arizona. In Australia they will be supervised to finalise their research proposal and prepare a research report, and UA researchers will provide supervision during their period of study at the University of Arizona.  The remaining 118 hours they will be engaged in private study both in Australia and at University of Arizona. The total distribution of hours (including supervision sessions) is expected to be:

 12 hours preparing research proposal

 98 hours conducting research in international setting and drafting report Part 1

 20 hours to finalise research report

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Jorgensen, M., (Ed), 2007. Rebuilding Native Nations: Strategies for Governance and Development. University of Arizona Press

Cornell, S. 2015. Processes of Native Nationhood: The Indigenous Politics of Self-Government. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 6(4) . Retrieved from: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/iipj/vol6/iss4/4

Nakata, M. 2007: Disciplining the Savages, Savaging the Disciplines. Canberra, Aboriginal Studies Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have some basic knowledge of Australian Indigenous Studies research debates, professional practice, policy application, and/or industry and development issues before being allowed to enrol. To be eligible to enrol in this course students must be enrolled in a Masters by research or coursework or a PHD at CAEPR or NCIS.

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:
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 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1848 01 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 20 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4869 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5742 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6841 01 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9914 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9700 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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