Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

Description

This course will provide students with a knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society, imperialism and the effects of colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to society, government policies and practices, stolen generation, Aboriginal health, housing, employment and reconciliation.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. An introductory knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society and culture prior to colonisation.

2. Awareness into the early colonial period with a particular focus on frontier conflict and dispossession.

3. Fundamental understanding of colonial policy and practice toward Aboriginal Peoples.

4. Intorducotry understanding of contemporary issues pertaining to educate, health, housing and employment.

5. An introductory knowledge of inequities experienced by Aboriginal People past and present.

6. An introductory level of critical thinking, debating and political awareness.

7. Written and oral communication skills.

8. Comprehension of key terms and themes.

Content

The topics taught is the course includes traditional life, imperialism, colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to Australian society, government policy, education, employment, health, land rights and reconciliation.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Oral and written Presentation

Essay: Major Essay

In Term Test: Online Exam

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term