INTRODUCTION TO ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

ABS1IAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is aligned with the Sustainability Thinking Essential. 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. There will be a particular emphasis on the Indigenous topics of Australia, in addition, students will gain an understanding of regional variation throughout Australia. Issues discussed include cultural continuity and differences, 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesTutorial discussions and worksheets based on tutorial readings, written assignment, online quizzes, group forum discussions and an essay

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsABS1IIA OR ANT1IIA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The little red yellow black book: an introduction to Indigenous Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPascoe Bruce

Year2012

Edition/Volume3rd ed

PublisherAIATSIS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Blacklines: contemporary critical writing by Indigenous Australians

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGrossman, M

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse a range of texts in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
02. Apply knowledge to understanding concepts and issues, and interpreting data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia and the world today
03. Apply suitable research methods to addressing social issues involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
04. Produce a sustained, complex written argument about social research methods relating to a topic on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are to view one 1 hour online each week.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Students need to attend 1 two hour workshop each week.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

A weekly online quiz (in total 1,000-word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3

Group presentation and individual submission (1000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4