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IA1011 - Indigenous Australians

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject includes an excursion onto country for internal students. This will incur an additional cost to students of up to $100.

This subject focuses on the continuity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, knowledge and traditions across time and place. It explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' traditional understanding of their place in the world. Students will have opportunities to develop awareness of how traditional knowledge, forms of social organisation and cultural practices continue to shape contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultural practices and priorities. As the gateway subject to the Indigenous Studies major, this subject aims to provide introductory insights into the diverse and complex traditional knowledge and social systems, as the basis from which to understand the experience of colonisation and the contemporary priorities of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people, in Level 2 & 3 subjects. This is a first year subject. The subject includes excursion onto country for internal students for which students will incur an additional cost of up to $100.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • acknowledge and describe the continuing presence of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and traditions in Australia;
  • analyse relationships between people and place for the production and organisation of knowledge, language, and cultural practices and values;
  • investigate, describe and evaluate sources of examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, language, cultural practices and technologies;
  • describe and analyse examples of the continuing value of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge in contemporary Australia;
  • assess dispositions, language and skills for productive discussions of complex knowledge intersections.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (20%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
  • essays (40%)
  • annotations x 4 (20%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
N/A
Prerequisites: NIL
Corequisites: NIL
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
IA1007; IA1015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures - Online
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - Online discussion boards
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.