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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject involves a residential one week intensive block (13-18 January) on-site in Shepparton. Students are required to attend a compulsory introductory lecture day held at Shepparton (14 December 2012, with video hookup to all campuses). Students will be introduced to a wide range of Aboriginal topics that relate to Shepparton and surrounding areas. Teaching will be delivered by some of La Trobe University's leading academics in Aboriginal studies, who will cover topics in history, archaeology, sociology, anthropology and politics. Students will gain an understanding of historical and contemporary Aboriginal society and culture and will be able to engage with diverse academic literature. In addition, students will have "On Country" experience, including travel to the Barmah Forest to meet and hear from representatives of the local Aboriginal community. Students should contact the subject co-ordinator to discuss enrolment and costs of accommodation and transport.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Requires co-ordinator's approval. Students must have completed first year.


Incompatible subjects ABS3EAV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must attend the on-site section of the subject that will be held in Shepparton from 13 January to 18 January 2013, plus an introductory lecture on Friday 14 December 2012.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAboriginal Australians -first nations of an ancient continent,RecommendedMuecke, S and Shoemaker, A 2004THAMES & HUDSON
ReadingsAboriginal Victorians - a history since 1800,RecommendedBroome, R 2005ALLEN & UNWIN

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