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IA1015 - Indigenous Australian World Views 1: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

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

This subject examines the complexities of survival, identity and cultural diversity from an Indigenous perspective. It explores theories of race and the discourses that shape and have shaped the representation of Indigenous Australian cultures. Students examine the role of anthropology and related disciplines in the construction of Indigenousness, and are required to think critically about racial issues that affect the whole Australian community. The subject employs substantial online learning, including web-delivered reading materials, e-mail and discussion boards. Internet access is therefore essential. Students without access to e-mail must notify the subject lecturer before the beginning of semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine theories of race and the scientific debates that have shaped relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians from colonisation to the present;
  • debate the unique part which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have played in Australian society and their role in the development of contemporary and future Australian identity;
  • examine and clarify the intricacies of the terms survival, identity, spirituality, and cultural diversity;
  • critically explore Indigenous reports and subsequent legislation resulting from these reports;
  • argue informed perspectives on complex Indigenous Australian issues through oral presentations and/or written papers that reflect appropriate literary standards.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (20%); essays (30%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Robyn Anderson, <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (20%); essays (30%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); critique 20% major essay 30% (50%).

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.