Indigenous People, Global Warming and the Environment
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
Aboriginal Australians are the sole survivors of last ice age in this country and demonstrates the peoples capacity to withstand the most drastic processes of change and an acute understanding of the environment. This amazing capacity to change to environmental and other factors provides the perfect cultural lens to explore these changes from an Aboriginal viewpoint from creation through to the contemporary opinions on current global warming and the resilience of Aboriginal peoples to the impact of change over critical periods of policy and practice.
On completion of this course students will demonstrate:
1. An understanding of Aboriginal Philosophy to the Environment.
2. A analytical knowledge of the diversity of experiences of Aboriginal peoples with environmental change and adaptation to change in general.
3. How Aboriginal People successfully adapted to great changes in the environment including Global Warming and Ice Ages.
4. An explore the fundamental impacts of colonisation on the environment as a measurement of Aboriginal loss.
5. A range of academic skills in relation writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, research and analysis.
* Origin Theories of Aboriginal People
* Aboriginal Lore and the Environment
* Mega Flora and Fauna, Ice Ages and Volcanoes
* Global Warming and the Rising Seas
* United Nations role and concerns
ABOR2240 - Contact Aboriginal Society II - 10 units
ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term