Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 1

Course code EPHUMA158Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

This course assists in the development of a comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples cultures and histories through Australia's development. It covers from the time before the invasion of the British through to the beginning of the 20th Century.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students will:
1. be introduced to introductory level information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their historical relations with non-Indigenous Australians.
2. be aware of the range of ideas about treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
3. have practised researching unfamiliar topics using a range of research tools.
4. be familiar with and have practised the skills required for effective examination performance.
ContentStudents will use experiential-based learning to examine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, examining issues such as invasion, cultural heritage, family structures and changing lifestyles.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents own learning task, totalling 1500 words (2 x 750). 20%
Critical reflection on learning and identification of ongoing learning.
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay, 1000 words. 20%.
Demonstrate powers of critical analysis and their application to a particular issue.
Examination: FormalFinal examination in the University examination period. 40%.
Students are presented with the opportunity to display the application of knowledge and skills.
Presentations - IndividualIndividual presentation. 20%
Equivalent 1000 words
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EPHUMA158