Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

Course code ABOR1110Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1, Semester 2
OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completing of this course, students will have developed:
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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineExamination - (2,000 words)
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Written Assignment(2,000 words)
Presentations - IndividualTutorial Presentation - (1000 word equivalent)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR1110