• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Minor code AUIS-MIN
Australian Indigenous Studies Minor

Australian Indigenous Studies is a recognised field of study, part of a global disciplinary network of Indigenous Studies.

The minor in Australian Indigenous Studies introduces students to the field of Australian Indigenous Studies, presenting students with opportunities to develop insight into the breadth, depth and diversity of First Peoples' knowledges and ways of knowing, the diverse perspectives and experiences of Australia’s First Peoples, and to deepen awareness of and respect for Indigenous Peoples' rights. The minor is interdisciplinary, meaning that it is possible to study courses in Australian Indigenous Studies with other courses that intersect Australian Indigenous Studies, such as: anthropology, art, environmental science, history, linguistics, music, or policy studies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate an informed understanding of and insight into First Peoples' diverse perspectives on the past and shared histories since colonisation commenced in Australia;

  2. demonstrate an informed understanding of and insight into First Peoples' diverse knowledges and ways of knowing

  3. demonstrate an informed understanding and insight into First Peoples cultures, traditions and their continuities; and

  4. demonstrate insight and informed understanding of colonisation and its impacts of colonialism on First Peoples and Australian society broadly.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units from the following lists including:

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

HIST2022 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (6 units)

INDG1001 - Country, Kinship and Continuities: An Introduction to Australian Indigenous Studies (6 units)

INDG1002 - First Peoples' experiences and ways of being: resilience, agency, resurgence and rights (6 units)

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

ANTH2005 - Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment (6 units)

ARTH2098 - Australian First Nations Art and Culture (6 units)

ARTV2921 - Environment Studio: Field Based Research and Studio Practice in Visual Arts* (6 units)

HLTH3001 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (6 units)

INDG2001 - Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (6 units)

INDG2002 - Contemporary Australian Indigenous Music Studies (6 units)

INDG2003 - Gamilaraay - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG2004 - Continuing Gamilaraay (6 units)

INDG2005 - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG2006 - Continuing Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG3001 - First Nations Peoples, the State and Public Policy in Australia (6 units)

INDG3003 - The Indigenous Economy (6 units)

INDG3005 - Special Topics in Australian Indigenous Studies (6 units)

INDG3006 - Indigenous Research: Practice, Collaboration and Ethics (6 units)

LING2016 - Language and Society in Indigenous Australia (6 units)

Note: Advice to Students

*ARTV2921 must be completed on an Australian Indigenous Studies topic to count towards this minor.  

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