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IA3030 - Navigating the Cultural Interface

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

As the Capstone Subject for the Indigenous Studies major, this subject is designed to consolidate and bring together students' learning from previous subjects. The Capstone aims to build on students' appreciation of the implications of Indigenous knowledge continuities, ruptures and convergences in relation to their disciplines and future professional practice. Through supported participation in difficult dialogues, the capstone will provide students with opportunities to link theory to practice through practical engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or organisations or practical issues in professional contexts. Seminar, scenario and project-based approaches to learning will provide hypothetical and real opportunities for students to practice navigating the tensions and complexities at the interface of Indigenous and non-Indigenous understandings. This is a third year subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • effectively communicate extensive knowledge and understanding of the continuities, ruptures, and convergences that constitute the contemporary Indigenous position;
  • critically analyse theoretical positions and contests in Indigenous Studies and its intersections with their disciplines;
  • apply their knowledge and skills through the demonstration of a productive disposition to effectively engage and navigate the tensions and complexities at the interface of Indigenous and Western knowledges and practices.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (20%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (20%)
  • essays (30%)
  • situational analysis (20%)
  • annotations (10%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Lecturers: Professor Martin Nakata, Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin, Dr Vincent Backhaus, Mrs Tahnee Innes, Dr Ailie McDowall.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops/Seminars - 6 fortnightly workshops of approx 7.5 hours.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Lecturers: Professor Martin Nakata, Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin, Dr Vincent Backhaus, Mrs Tahnee Innes, Dr Ailie McDowall.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 45 hours workshops/Seminars - 6 fortnightly workshops of approx 7.5 hours.
  • 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.