• 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 Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Annick Thomassin
    • Mary Spiers Williams
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2022
    Spring Session 2022
    See Future Offerings

From time to time, we offer a unique course in a special topic in Australian Indigenous Studies (AuIS) or relevant to AuIS. Such a course may concern a special topic that primarily concerns another area of study in the broad field of global Indigenous Studies.

The course content will vary each time, as the field of AuIS develops and to reflect the interests and expertise of those teaching the course. A special topic may be taught by a visiting guest lecturer and/or our academic staff. On occasions, there may be opportunities for our students to have in-place learning experiences (that is, still on Country but away from the Acton campus). This course may be delivered intensively, semi-intensively or over a semester.   Information about these courses is posted on ANU's AuIS webpage and the AIS Community page on Wattle (current students and staff may join this community page).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. describe concepts and arguments arising from the field of Indigenous Studies;
  2. evaluate those concepts and arguments to a level consistent with the expectations of the field of study / discipline; and
  3. explain issues, arguments, and responses through written and/or oral form.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Course participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Individual assessment tasks, which may total 4000 words and which may include an essay, oral presentation, examination or other assessment tasks. (90) [LO 1,2,3]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


The mode of delivery for this course may be either in-person/online or intensive:

In-person/online: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 18 hours of lectures and 18 hours of tutorials/workshops/laboratories and/or tutorial-like activities.

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Intensive: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of lectures/seminars/worskhop/tutorials taught intensively.

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Winter session 2022:

Dates: Sunday 10 July to Friday 15 July

Sunday 10 July at 4:00 pm Darwin time, and will run from 9am – 8pm Monday until Thursday, and from 9am until noon on Friday 15 July 2022. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed at least 6-units of an Indigenous Studies (INDG) coded course, or seek permission of the convener. Winter session 2022: Permission is required from the convenor to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Readings and texts required for this course will be posted on the course Wattle site.

Assumed Knowledge

Students are assumed to have basic knowledge of Indigenous Studies, and understand issues that arises in relation to research and insight into current debates. Recommended courses include: INDG1001 and INDG1002.


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:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
First Peoples’ Knowledges and Ways of Knowing
4690 10 Jul 2022 10 Jun 2022 22 Jul 2022 31 Aug 2022 In Person View

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
First Nations Economies, Stewardship and Prosperit
6556 05 Sep 2022 06 Sep 2022 07 Oct 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person View

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