• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code AUIS-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The major in Australian Indigenous Studies enables students with an interest in Australian Indigenous Studies to take a set of interrelated courses in different disciplines without the normal prerequisite required in each course. The major is interdisciplinary, in which it is possible to combine courses from anthropology, archaeology, art, history, linguistics, music, public policy, and gender studies for a broadly based understanding of Australian Indigenous societies and cultures, both past and present.

Taken together, the courses provide a comprehensive insight into Australian Indigenous Studies including Indigenous epistemologies; Indigenous occupation and adaption on the Australian continent; Indigenous socio-cultural, ceremonial, artistic and linguistic practices past and present; impacts of European colonisation; histories of relationships between Indigenous and other Australians; the situation of Indigenous peoples  in Australia today; and related issues of representation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an informed understanding of Australian Indigenous history and culture, and policies pertaining to Indigenous Australians
  2. demonstrate an ability to analyse the ways in which history and culture informs Australian Indigenous perspectives on a range of topics, including responses to policy
  3. demonstrate an informed understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures and traditions
  4. demonstrate a comparative knowledge of Australian Indigenous concerns in the global context
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Admission Requirements

Not Applicable

Requirements

Advice to Students
ANIP3003, ANIP3005, ARTV2921, and INDG3004 must be completed on an Australian Indigenous Studies topic to count towards this major.  

This major requires the completion of 48 units from the following lists including:

•    A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level
•    A minimum of 12 units of courses at 3000 level


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


HIST2022 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (6 units)
INDG1001 - Indigenous Peoples, Populations and Communities (6 units)

18 - 36 units from the completion of the following:


ANTH2005 - Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment (6 units)
LING2016 - Language and Society in Indigenous Australia (6 units)
ARTH2098 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art (6 units)
INDG3001 - Public policy development and implementation and Indigenous Australians (6 units)
ARTV2921 - Environment Studio: field based research and studio practice in visual arts (6 units)
INDG3003 - The Indigenous Economy (6 units)
INDG2001 - Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (6 units)
INDG3005 - Special Topics in Indigenous Studies (6 units)
INDG2002 - Contemporary Australian Indigenous Music Studies (6 units)
HLTH3001 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (6 units)
INDG2003 - Gamilaraay - introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)
INDG2004 - Continuing Gamilaraay (6 units)
INDG2005 - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (36 units)
INDG2006 - Continuing Australian Indigenous Language (36 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:


ANIP3005 - Australian National Internship B (12 units)
ANIP3003 - Australian National Internships Program Internship A (6 units)
INDG3004 - Indigenous Studies Supervised Research Project (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:


GEND2021 - Trauma, Memory and Culture (6 units)
ARCH2004 - Australian Archaeology (6 units)
ANTH3017 - Indigenous Worlds: Challenges of Emergence, Recognition, and Change (6 units)
HIST2241 - Global Aboriginal and Native Histories (6 units)
HIST2142 - Indigenous memory and history: On page, stage and screen (6 units)

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

Code Title Units
INDG1001 Indigenous Peoples, Populations and Communities 6
HIST2022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History 6

A minimum of 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH2005 Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment 6
ARTH2098 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 6
ARTV2921 Environment Studio: field based research and studio practice in visual arts 6
HLTH3001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 6
INDG2001 Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management 6
INDG2002 Contemporary Australian Indigenous Music Studies 6
INDG2003 Gamilaraay - introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language 6
INDG2004 Continuing Gamilaraay 6
INDG2005 Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language 6-36
INDG2006 Continuing Australian Indigenous Language 6-36
INDG3001 Public policy development and implementation and Indigenous Australians 6
INDG3003 The Indigenous Economy 6
INDG3005 Special Topics in Indigenous Studies 6
LING2016 Language and Society in Indigenous Australia 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A 6
ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B 12
INDG3004 Indigenous Studies Supervised Research Project 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH3017 Indigenous Worlds: Challenges of Emergence, Recognition, and Change 6
ARCH2004 Australian Archaeology 6
GEND2021 Trauma, Memory and Culture 6
HIST2142 Indigenous memory and history: On page, stage and screen 6
HIST2241 Global Aboriginal and Native Histories 6
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