Australian Indigenous Language & Cultural Issues Today

Course code ABOR3021Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
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.
ContentThis 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.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal studies.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Lecture
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Written Assessment 2000 words
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesGroup Case Scenario 2,500 words or equivalent
Presentations - TutorialTutorial Presentation 2000 words or equivalent
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR3021