Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2022
  • Summer 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


A comparative approach will be taken to the following issues:

  • Aboriginal and Native American studies
  • Aboriginal and Native American culture
  • social diversity

Assumed knowledge

Students 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.

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activities

Contact hours



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2

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.