Aboriginal Australians are the sole survivors of the last ice age in this country and demonstrates peoples' capacity to withstand the most drastic processes of change and an acute understanding of the environment. This amazing capacity to change to environmental and other factors provides the perfect cultural lens to explore these changes from an Aboriginal viewpoint from creation through to the contemporary opinions on current global warming and the resilience of Aboriginal peoples to the impact of change over critical periods of policy and practice.
All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. An understanding of Aboriginal philosophies to the environment.
2. A analytical knowledge of the diversity of experiences of Aboriginal peoples with environmental change and adaptation to change in general.
3. Perspectives on Aboriginal peoples' adaptation to changes in the environment including global warming and Ice Ages.
4. An understanding of the fundamental impacts of colonisation on the environment.
5. A range of academic skills in relation writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, research and analysis.
- Origin theories of Aboriginal people
- Aboriginal lore and the environment
- Mega flora and fauna, Ice Ages and volcanoes
- Debates surrounding global warming and the rising seas
- The United Nation's role and concerns with the environment
ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course
Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity
Written Assignment: Written Assessment
Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study/PBL Exercises
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.