INTRODUCTION TO ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

ABS1IIA

2014

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.

FacultyFaculty 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

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions 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

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour multiple choice exam (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1000-word assignment25
one 2,000-word major essay50

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour multiple choice exam (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1000-word assignment25
one 2,000-word major essay50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour multiple choice exam (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1000-word assignment25
one 2,000-word major essay50

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour multiple choice exam (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1000-word assignment25
one 2,000-word major essay50

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour multiple choice exam (1,000-word equivalent)25
one 1000-word assignment25
one 2,000-word major essay50