Indigenous Australian Studies, Minor (0015)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0015

Previous Code: SM1049.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

What does it mean to live in Indigenous Australia? The Indigenous Australian Studies minor offers students the exciting opportunity to acquire key cultural competencies that will enable them to understand and work more effectively with Indigenous Australians in professions such as the arts, communications, media industries; education; government and non-government; policy; health; sciences; and community services. The Indigenous Australian Studies minor addresses the cultural, historical, social and economic issues affecting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians and relationships.


Campus Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Internal

Minor Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points as follows.

Students must complete the following compulsory subject:

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 1013Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)10

Students must also complete three subjects from the following pools.

Level 1 Subject

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 1058Indigenous Landscapes10
LANG 1034Speaking Dharug and other Australian Indigenous Languages10

Level 2 Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 2038Pigments of the Imagination10
HUMN 2048Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)10
PERF 2011From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)10
VISU 2003From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies10

Level 3 Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
CEDS 3001Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners10
HUMN 3082The Making of the 'Aborigines'10
WELF 3008Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)10
HUMN 3070Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below counts towards completion of this minor for students who successfully completed these subjects in Autumn 2020 or earlier.

BIOS 1020 - Indigenous Landscapes, replaced by HUMN 1058 Indigenous Landscapes
BEHV 3013 - Humanities Internship, no longer offered as part of this minor.