ENCOUNTERING ABORIGINAL VICTORIA

ABS3EAV

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject involves a residential one week intensive block (11-17 January) on-site in Shepparton. Students are required to attend a compulsory introductory lecture day held at Shepparton (15 December 2014, 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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Requires co-ordinator's approval. Students must have completed 120cp of subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ABS2EAV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must attend the on-site section of the subject that will be held in Shepparton from 11 January to 17 January 2015, plus an introductory lecture on Friday 15 December 2014.

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Tutorial/group workshop discussions of readings; written assignments, test

02. Analyse and reflect on the history of the Aboriginal people of Shepparton and/or Barmah

Activities:
Research Report

03. Analyse the contemporary perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Shepparton and/or Barmah

Activities:
Major essay

04. Critically reflect on the theories and concepts learnt in tutorial readings and in subject content

Activities:
Tests

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Week 51-09, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 51 - 09
One 6.0 days block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 51 to week 09 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one final 2,000-word essay50 01, 03
one initial 1,000-word research report25 01, 02
two 30-minute tests (1,000-word equivalent in total)25 01, 04

Shepparton, 2015, Week 51-09, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 51 - 09
One 6.0 days block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 51 to week 09 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one final 2,000-word essay50 01, 03
one initial 1,000-word research report25 01, 02
two 30-minute tests (1,000-word equivalent in total)25 01, 04