• 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 UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This is a research-intensive course in which students undertake a self-directed research project under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic not covered in other INDG courses. The research topic is to be negotiated with the supervisor and must fall within the broad field of Indigenous studies. Time spent will focus on planning and conducting the piece of research, and on academic skills development including ethical practice. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. explain basic research theory and practice as it applies to Indigenous studies topics;
  2. conduct independent research on a supervised topic, and present research issues and questions, methodologies and outcomes in written form; and
  3. engage in ethically-sound written research on topics related to Indigenous peoples.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Proposal (1000 words) (20) [LO 1]
  2. Research Paper (4000 words) (80) [LO 1,2,3]

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130 hours of student learning time made up of:

a) 24 hours of contact: consultations and communication between supervisor and student

b) 106 hours of independent reading, research and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Enrolment in this course requires permission from the course convener.

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

Prescribed Texts

N/A minor amendments

Assumed Knowledge

Students must have knowledge of Indigenous Studies research and debates, for example, through having completed at least one INDG course.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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