Aboriginal Foundation Studies

Course code ABOR6001Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsWollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies

" Country is alive with information for those who have learned to understand."
(D. Bird- Rose 2000 p.225)

This course provides an understanding of the relevant issues underlying traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies. It explores the underpinning of all relationships and interactions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family networks and demonstrates the vitality of cultures that still exists in NSW and elsewhere. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander philosophy and its impact on the understanding of country is an essential component of the course.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course are to:
1.Provide an insight into traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia BC.
2.Deconstruct the anthropological myths.
3.Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures/ peoples
4.Provide the foundation for future knowledge relating to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
5.Demonstrate the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' knowledge of the environment
ContentCourse Content:
? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander philosophies
? Kinship networks
? Obligations rights and duties
? Role of elders
? The organisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies
? The lore
? The lifelong learning system
? Economical system of Indigenous societies
? Traditional environmental knowledge's
Replacing Course(s)New Course
TransitionNew course no transition required
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Collaborative Talking Circle equivalent of (3000 words) - 35%
Special Study (5000 words) - 35%
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesCase Study (min. 65% competency required) 2000 words - 30%
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ABOR6001