- Code INDG8006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Indigenous Studies
- Areas of interest Australian Indigenous Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Janet Hunt
- Mode of delivery In Person
Summer Session 2021
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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.
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:
- Plan and carry out a small research project; in particular identify a clear research topic and related question to be investigated;
- Describe and analyse a specific issue in international Indigenous Studies research, practice or application;
- Discuss the significant comparative issues observed between the international context and Australian Indigenous Studies research, practice or application; and,
- Evaluate the factors that may influence professional research best practice, and contribute to practical outcomes in the international and Australian settings.
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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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 12 hours of contact over 12 weeks 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.)
b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing in Australia and at University of Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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|01 Jan 2021
|22 Jan 2021
|22 Jan 2021
|31 Mar 2021