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IA1007 - Linking Indigenousness 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies (pre 2015)

Available to all undergraduate students.

This subject explores Indigenousness. It is an invitation to critically engage in contemporary discussions about 'Indigenous knowledges'. Through opportunities to interact directly with Indigenous Australians in their own country, this subject explores issues surrounding cross-cultural views of landscape and wilderness. It further explores relationships of power, notions of authenticity and assertions of Indigenous identities. The subject links learnings from Indigenous Australian and western knowledge systems through a range of different learning environments including: fieldtrip activities to Aboriginal tourist attractions; full-day workshops on the university campus and online study materials and activities. It is therefore essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete the subject. Those students who do not have access to LearnJCU must contact the subject co-ordinator.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • comparatively analyse the complex interaction of western and Indigenous knowledge systems by undertaking fieldtrips designed to expose students to different ways of seeing history, social issues, landscape and life in general;
  • examine the ways in which dominant western discourses have shaped the historical and contemporary representation of Indigenous Australian cultures by discussing and writing sound arguments in a sustained and cogent way about responses to a range of Indigenous texts, voices and perspectives;
  • analyse a number of issues which inform Indigenous Australian knowledges and discuss their social, cultural and political implications;
  • identify opportunities to integrate relevant aspects of Indigenous knowledges and approaches to teaching and learning into the formal education system;
  • develop the capacity to plan, organise and articulate reasoned argument in a limited timeframe both independently and in small group discussion.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
IA2007 AND IA3007

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Sharon Moore
Lecturer: Lynette Ireland.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on-campus workshops, including a group presentation plus fortngihtly multiple choice quizzes
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); fortnightly multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Sharon Moore
Lecturer: Ms Trina Jackson.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including a group presentation plus fortnightly multiple choice quizzes
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); fortnightly multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (2.5 days workshops plus 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Sharon Moore
Lecturer: Lynette Ireland.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including a group presentation plus fortnightly multiple choice quizzes
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); fortnightly multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Sharon Moore
Lecturers: Ms Sharon Moore, Ms Trina Jackson.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including a group presentation plus fortnightly multiple choice quizzes
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); fortnightly multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.