Indigenous Cultural Competencies in the Humanities

Course code HUMA3000Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Indigenous Cultural Competencies in the Humanities will provide students with the skills required to work with Indigenous peoples and communities. As such, it will introduce students to:
* a range of disciplinary perspectives on the experience of Indigenous peoples;
* an overview of policies that have affected Indigenous peoples;
* written and multimedia accounts of Indigenous responses to policy;
* disciplinary-based professional models of best practice.
The emphasis will be on Aboriginal Australia.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
* critically appraise the cultural appropriateness of a range of policies and programs that impact on Indigenous peoples;
* reflect on the experience of Indigenous peoples from a range of disciplinary perspectives;
* apply the cultural competencies framework to their own disciplinary practice;
* access guidelines and models of best practice for engaging with Indigenous communities.
ContentThe course will provide a perspective on policies and activism within Indigenous Australian history (4 weeks). Subsequent lectures will provide a range of current disciplinary imperatives for culturally competent practice that is inclusive of Indigenous peoples and cultures. Discipline areas include history, linguistics, languages, theology, sociology, cultural studies and welfare. Students' major assessment topic will correspond to one of their degree major sequences.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least 20 units of 2000--level courses in the Humanities
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch essay of 3500 words (60%).
TutorialIndividual answering of 10 out of 13 pre-set weekly tutorial questions worth a maximum of 4 marks per week based on the weeks readings, worth 40% in total.
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 HUMA3000