Aboriginal Studies

Course code ABOR1901
Not available in 2015

Description

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

Availability

Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Study Abroad or Student Exchange programs.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

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