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IA1007 - Linking Indigenousness 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Available to all undergraduate students.

This subject explores Indigenousness. It is an invitation to critically engage in contemporary discussions about 'Indigenous knowledges'. Through opportunities to interact directly with Indigenous Australians in their own country, this subject explores issues surrounding cross-cultural views of landscape and wilderness. It further explores relationships of power, notions of authenticity and assertions of Indigenous identities. The subject links learnings from Indigenous Australian and western knowledge systems through a range of different learning environments including: fieldtrip activities to Aboriginal tourist attractions; full-day workshops on the university campus and online study materials and activities. It is therefore essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete the subject. Those students who do not have access to LearnJCU must contact the subject co-ordinator.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • comparatively analyse the complex interaction of western and Indigenous knowledge systems;
  • develop the capacity to plan, organize and articulate a reasoned argument in a limited timeframe both independently and in small group discussions;
  • examine the ways in which western academic traditions produce and legitimate knowledge and historical representations;
  • identify opportunities for integrating relevant aspects of Indigenous knowledges and approaches to teaching and learning into the formal education system.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
IA2007 AND IA3007

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (2.5 days workshops plus 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Lynette Ireland
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including an exam, plus online multiple choice quizzes via LearnJCU
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (40%); presentations (20%); online multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: Ms Lynette Ireland
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including an exam, plus fortnightly multiple choice quizzes via LearnJCU
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (40%); presentations (20%); online multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Lynette Ireland.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on-campus workshops, including an exam, plus online multiple choice quizzes via LearnJCU
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (40%); presentations (20%); online multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (2.5 days on campus workshops and 1.5 days in the field)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Lynette Ireland.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars - 2.5 days on campus workshops, including an exam, plus fortnightly multiple choice quizzes via LearnJCU and chat room discussions
  • 12 hours fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (40%); presentations (20%); online multiple choice quizzes (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Must have access to LearnJCU

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.