Aboriginal Studies

Course code ABOR1901Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

An introduction to Aboriginal studies, focusing either on current issues or on traditional Aboriginal societies

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To develop foundation level knowledge on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
2. To provide an insight into traditional Australia before Cook
3. To provide the foundation for future knowledge relating to contact and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues
4. To provide an understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and people
5. To enhance written and oral communication ability in English
ContentThe course will focus either on contemporary issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, or on traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Topics will be selected from the following: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life from traditional society pre-invasion, through the invasion and contact period, contemporary issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs, issues of traditional life-style, custom and law and the effects of invasion including genocide, alienation from land, protection, assimilation, integration, self-determination and reconciliation policies, practices and outcomes, the life cycle, kinship, control, economic systems and lifestyle practices of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
TransitionNil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassIn-class test - 15%
Essays / Written AssignmentsThree written assessments totaling 1500 words - 60%
Presentations - IndividualOral presentation - 25%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Study Abroad or Student Exchange programs.