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IA1015 - Indigenous Australians: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Centre

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;
  • examine and clarify the intricacies of the terms survival, identity, spirituality, and cultural diversity;
  • explore the unique part which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have played in Australian society and their role in the development of contemporary and future Australian identity;
  • present assignment tasks in a written format that demonstrates appropriate academic language and formatting.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: Mrs Val Wallace
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (30%); essays (30%); assignments (40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Mrs Val Wallace
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (30%); essays (30%); assignments (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Mrs Val Wallace
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: presentations (30%); essays (40%); assignments (30%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Mrs Val Wallace
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Mrs Val Wallace.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: multidraft Essays (40%); assignments (30%); on-line quizzes (30%).

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.