• Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Indigenous Studies
  • Areas of interest History, Australian Indigenous Studies, Law, Policy Studies, Human Rights
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Francis Markham
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course explores ‘Indigenous affairs’ policy  in Australia, or what is sometimes termed Indigenous public policy. Critical First Nations Peoples’ perspectives are foregrounded alongside policy histories and analytical approaches to understanding policy sectors and issues. The course focuses on First Nations self-determination in policy, and relationships between First Nations people and the state. Topics featured in the course include Voices to parliament and government, Treaties, shared decision-making, land rights and native title, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and work, labour and welfare.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a high level of knowledge about Australian Government policies concerning First Peoples, and the context of such policies;
  2. demonstrate insight into First Peoples' perspectives on such policies;
  3. critically analyse and evaluate Indigenous public policies and programs, including proposals to reform public policy, based on existing literature and Indigenous policy principles; and
  4. synthesise and critique academic, government and popular writing about Indigenous public policy.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Short argumentative essay (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Long analytical essay (3000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Discussion Forums (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,2]

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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

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed INDG8005

Prescribed Texts

All readings will be accessible through the course WATTLE site.

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

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.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9133 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A
9134 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online N/A

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