• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Specialisation code AINS-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Australian Indigenous Studies Honours Specialisation

The Australian Indigenous Studies Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of Australian indigenous studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Australian indigenous studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Australian indigenous studies, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Australian Indigenous Studies


Development Studies

2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis 



This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 4009: Development Studies Methods
  ANTH 4010: Anthropology Dev Concepts
ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory Extended 12
ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures 12
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods 12
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar 12
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar 12

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
THES4102 Thesis 6-24
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