RETHINKING ABORIGINAL STUDIES
Credit points: 15
This subject explores colonisation through a critical lens to encourage innovative social change. Topics include accounts of colonialism, Indigeneity, survival, and entrepreneurship. You will critically examine how past and current Indigenous knowledges are represented in the Western academy, and ongoing contestation of Indigenous perspectives within research governance, pedagogy and curriculum design. You will be inspired to think beyond Western boundaries as places of containment and sites of struggle for Indigenous peoples within a global, national and local context. This subject collectively and individually fosters new ways to be innovative whilst respectful, through critically examining colonial structures and relationships rather than subjectively problematizing Indigenous peoples and cultures. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential; this entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning Activities Essays, online quizzes and in-class discussions.
Prerequisites 60 credit points of level 2 subjects
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Major essay (2000 word) From a range of topics
|Assignment||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
In class presentation (1,000 word equivalent) Group activity
|Oral presentation||Group||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
Minor assessment task (1000 word equivalent) Annotated bibliography