Australian Indigenous Language & Cultural Issues Today

Description

This is a multidisciplinary course that provides insight into, and understanding of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and cultures. It also examines the issues involved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Aboriginal and non-Torres Strait Islander Australians working in professions and all employment sectors.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and non-Torres Strait Islander Australian languages and cultures.

2. Have an understanding in bicultural competency in working together in providing educational, health, housing, employment, business management and service provision equity.

3. Show a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia and the value of this knowledge for all Australians.

Content

This courses content includes aspects of language and culture; history of dialects, creolisation and non-creolisation of languages (Kriol and Broken); and the decolonisation of language. Aboriginal Englishes, cultures and their relationship to education, law, business, politics, media and health will also be examined.

Assumed Knowledge

ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal studies.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Presentation: Tutorial Presentation

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Group Case Scenario

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