• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Indigenous Studies
  • Areas of interest Geography, Anthropology, History, Indigenous Australian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ben Silverstein
    • Mary Spiers Williams
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course introduces students to notions of Indigenous peoples, populations and communities through a number of academic and Indigenous perspectives. Using a number of case studies the course explores five major subject areas: Cultures and Language; Politics, Policy and Law; Environment and Development; Health and Wellbeing; and, Cultural Arts. The course is a starting point for the Australian Indigenous Studies Major and Minor, and complements a variety of allied fields of study. The course deploys social science theories and Indigenous knowledge frameworks to analyse the relationship of Indigenous peoples their land and seas and with wider Australia through four major themes: identity, equity, representation and resilience. A critical component of the course is two-way learning that draws on Indigenous and Western domains of knowledge as presented by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics and cultural practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. describe and critique the historical developments of perspectives of Indigenous peoples and populations in Australia;
  2. compare and describe differing forms of Indigenous development initiatives;
  3. work in small groups to explain issues related to Indigenous peoples and populations;
  4. identify and compare differing policy approaches to Indigenous peoples’ development; and
  5. construct relationships and connections between different fields of study related to Indigenous peoples and populations.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Major essay of (2000 words ) (40) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Assignment of up to (1000 words) and visual materials (30) [LO 2,4,5]
  3. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Online discussion forum - 200 words per week for 10 weeks (2% each for a total of 20%) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

A reading brick will be available on Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2543 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

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