International Indigenous Comparative Studies

Course code ABOR3251Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

Allows students to explore an Indigenous culture outside Australia. Through comparative analysis students will examine distinctions and similarities between Indigenous people and communities throughout the world. Gives students the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal, Native American and other Indigenous cultures and history in both the traditional and contemporary setting. The course promotes and extends the understanding of knowledge of Aboriginal, and other Indigenous peoples experience.Students will utilise the growing network of Indigenous internet communities and sites. This will enable students to have access to documentation with the peoples of other Indigenous cultures. The principal teaching style will be through lecture, online chat tutorial.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course are to:
1. acquire an understanding of other Indigenous cultures in the world;
2. be competent in the use of online technology and how it can be used as an aid to learn about Indigenous cultures in the world;
3. develop skills in the critical analysis of comparative cultures -
" analyse similarities and differences in the process of domination and imposed constraints in relation to the Aboriginal and Native American experience;
" evaluate the nature of contemporary Aboriginal and Native American approaches in their struggles for emancipation and self determination.
ContentA comparative approach will be taken to the following issues:
" Aboriginal and Native American studies
" Aboriginal and Native American culture
" social diversity
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeStudents need an understanding of Aboriginal society and culture equivalent to ABOR1110, ABOR1330, ABOR2230. Students will also be required to have study/experience equivalent to a 2000 level course in comparative Indigenous studies such as ABOR2250.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor essay (2500 words)
Online Learning ActivitiesWeb conferencing and participation (1 and 2) (2500 word equivalent)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ABOR3251