An introduction to Aboriginal studies, focusing either on current issues or on traditional Aboriginal societies
Not currently available.
This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. 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
The 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.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Study Abroad or Student Exchange programs.
In Term Test: Examination: Class
Presentation: Presentations - Individual
Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments