IA2016 - Australian Indigenous Politics
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Indigenous Australian Studies (pre 2015)
Available to all undergraduate students who are eligible to take a level 2 subject.
This subject introduces students to political, social and cultural issues that impact
upon Indigenous Australian communities today. Particular attention will be given to
current Federal Government Policies and how these policies impede or advance Indigenous
Australians aspirations for self-determination in the areas of native title, law and
social justice reforms and Indigenous responses to these reforms that have marked
the path to reconciliation. Although historical trends are acknowledged in terms of
the continuities of colonialism, the focus is on Indigenous communities today. It
is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject.
Those students who do not have access to email must contact the Subject Coordinator.
- demonstrate knowledge of the key issues, achievements, challenges, and struggles in
the progress of Indigenous politics in Australia through the development of written
reflective arguments that thoughtfully analyse and evaluate issues confronting Indigenous
- analyse key political institutions, processes and policies by studying their effectiveness
in dealing with Indigenous issues relating to self- determination and the struggle
for autonomy , Mabo and the fight for native title, law and social justice reforms
and Indigenous responses to these reforms .;
- evaluate examples of the production and dissemination of racial ideologies through
the lens of the mass media and consider its impact upon relationships between Indigenous
Peoples and the wider Australian community..
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Ms Sharon Moore
||<Person not found>, Ms Sharon Moore.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
||end of semester exam (40%); on-line tutorial critiques (60%).
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