ANTHROPOLOGY OF ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

ANT2ABA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we take an anthropological view of contemporary Aboriginal life in all its variety, but we also look at the relationship between the pre-colonial past and the post-colonial present in the forging of Aboriginal identities. Students gain an anthropological understanding of features of Aboriginal life which to an extent predate the European settlement of Australia, such as foraging economies, systems of kinship and marriage, and the culture of 'the Dreaming'. We also take an anthropological view of the impact of colonisation and how Aboriginal economy, society and culture have been transformed through relationships with non-Indigenous Australians. In particular, we consider how Aboriginal people have become increasingly conscious of themselves as a single people defined as an Indigenous minority in a settler nation. This subject would also suit students undertaking an International Development or Aboriginal studies minor.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEssays, class tests and discussion, literature reviews and secondary source research

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsANT3ABA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

An introduction to Aboriginal societies

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEdwards, W

Year1988

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PublisherSOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS

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Past and present: the construction of Aboriginality

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBeckett, JR

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PublisherANY EDN, ABORIGINAL STUDIES PRESS

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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. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Aboriginal Anthropology.
02. Evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding a relevant topic in Aboriginal Anthropology.
03. Present a sustained written argument in Aboriginal Anthropology.
04. Produce a well researched response to a relevant topic in Aboriginal Anthropology.
05. Summarise research and arguments on a relevant topic in Aboriginal Anthropology.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Andrews

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1,000-word minor essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

One 2,000-word major essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Three class tests (1,000-word equivalent in total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5