MUNGO: DEEP SPACE, DEEP TIME, DEEP COUNTRY
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
Students will take a fieldtrip to World Heritage Mungo National Park and its remarkable, remote desert and Mallee environments during a five-day intensive. Mungo is an internationally significant site where the world's oldest human cremation was unearthed and Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years within the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. Through community engagement and oral histories, students will have an immersive experience of this location and gain insight into the world's oldest living culture, as well as consider the shifting ecologies of the Australian climate and the impact of settlers on place and people. Delivery will be blended with online and face to face components, with students required to attend seminars in Mildura before and after the on-site field trip. Student assessment will be interdisciplinary covering chosen areas of interest relating to Aboriginal Studies, History, English, Archaeology, Sociology, Anthropology and Creative Arts; one of the required assessment tasks will encompass a creative outcome.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKylie Banyard
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesProduce a creative outcome, e.g. Documentary (video, audio, image); Creative response (artwork, text, screen) in response to a range of social and cultural contexts connected to Aboriginal Australia and the impacts of colonisation. Prepare and conduct interviews with members of the community who have cultural or local ties to the region. Present findings in groups. Produce a research essay on an aspect of the field trip that discusses social, cultural and historical issues specific to the Mungo region.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
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Special conditionsStudents will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation in Mildura and Mungo.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
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