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IA1012 - Indigenous People of North Queensland

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject focuses on the continuity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' presence in North Queensland and introduces students to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our region, their traditional relationships to country and to each other. Students will have opportunities to experience and explore the continuing traditional knowledge, language, and economies associated with local geographies and the efforts of current generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to maintain knowledge, cultural practices and connections to places of significant meaning. This is a first year subject.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and describe sites and/or examples of evidence or records of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, language and cultural practices related to local geographies;
  • describe the diversity and continuity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and cultural practices in North Queensland;
  • demonstrate dispositions, language and skills for productive discussions of knowledge intersections;
  • reflect on the significance of continuing knowledge and connections to significant sites for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Annotations - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Action plan - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: NIL
Corequisites: NIL

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Miss Felise Goldfinch.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours workshops
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Miss Felise Goldfinch.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - Online
  • 26 hours workshops - Online discussion boards
  • 8 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturers: Dr Dianna Hardy, Miss Felise Goldfinch.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 26 hours workshops
  • 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.