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IA2030 - Comparative Indigenous Studies

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

This subject includes an optional sponsored study trip to South East Asia for a maximum of 20 students, under the auspices of the New Colombo Plan. Eligible students will need a current passport with a minimum of 6 months until expiry. There will be additional costs payable by all students who undertake the study trip and students should contact the subject coordinator to obtain further details. Those students who are unable to participate in the study trip can complete the subject by the usual internal or external mode of delivery.

This subject focuses on the similarities and differences in Indigenous peoples' experiences of colonisation in selected countries and the resultant impact. Students will be introduced to the different historical and contemporary circumstances of Indigenous people in other colonial contexts and various instruments and terms of political inclusion for Indigenous peoples' agendas for change and pursuit of restorative justice. In doing so students will identify and analyse how different groups have developed strategies to respond to colonisation over time. The development of an international movement of Indigenous peoples following the establishment of the UN Charter of Human Rights will also be explored.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and discuss the similarities and differences in Indigenous peoples' experiences of colonisation in selected countries and the resultant impact;
  • analyse a range of strategies employed by Indigenous peoples in different countries in response to colonisation;
  • apply appropriate dispositions and knowledge of cultural and communication protocols for engaging with Indigenous people and others;
  • investigate the traditional, historical and contemporary position of the Indigenous group in the Pacific Rim.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination (College administered) - (40%) - Individual.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturer: Dr Ailie McDowall.
Workload expectations:

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

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

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturer: Dr Ailie McDowall.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours - Independent learning activities
  • 13 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Vincent Backhaus
Lecturer: Dr Ailie McDowall.
Workload expectations:

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

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