INTRODUCTION TO ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

HUS1ABS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to various elements of Indigenous Australia. Students will study a broad range of issues of relevance to contemporary Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander people. While there will be a particular emphasis on the Indigenous people of Victoria, students will gain an understanding of regional variation throughout Australia. Issues discussed include identity, self-representation, spirituality, family, gender, land, politics, law, economics, education, health, history, art and music. Students intending to sub-major in Aboriginal Studies are strongly advised to take this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT1IIA, ABS1IIA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions First year Discovery subject. Recommended first-year subject for an Aboriginal Studies Minor in the Bachelor of Arts at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBlacklines: contemporary critical writing by Indigenous AustraliansRecommendedGrossman, M (ed.) 2003MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsThe little red yellow black book: an introduction to Indigenous Australia (3rd ed)RecommendedPascoe, Bruce,2012AIATSIS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse a range of texts in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies

Activities:
Tutorial discussions of readings; occasional worksheets based on tutorial readings; written assignment

02. Apply knowledge to understanding concepts and issues, and interpreting data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia and the world today

Activities:
Exam

03. Apply suitable research methods to addressing social issues involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Activities:
All assessment in subject

04. Produce a sustained, complex written argument about social research methods relating to a topic on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Activities:
Essay

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