HUMN 1043 Personal Identities in Professional Practice

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102308

Coordinator Corrinne Sullivan Opens in new window

Description In this unit students examine their own personal identity as a context for understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in professional practice. Students will examine the constructions and meanings of Indigenous identity and compare non-Indigenous theories of identity. Research and presentation skills will be developed to create and describe a family tree. The unit will also focus on key social and political issues that have impacted on the lives and identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and implications for practice.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 1050 - Who do You Think You Are? (Block Mode) HUMN 1051 - Who do You Think You Are? (Day Mode)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Community and Social Development (BCSD) program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Collect and synthesise historical records to create a family tree;
  2. Communicate the process and importance of family history research for Indigenous identity and professional practice;
  3. Analyse how the construction of their own Indigenous identity is relevant to professional practice;
  4. Argue the key social and political issues that have impacted generationally on the lives and identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and explain the implications for professional practice.

Subject Content

Locating and analysing archival/historical documents
Creating a family history tree
Introduction to theories of identity
Indigenous identity
The importance of understanding own personal identity and implications on practice
Understanding key social and political issues that have impacted on the lives and identities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and implications on practice

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project 1,000 words 40 N Individual
Presentation Oral presentation (15 minutes including 5 minutes Q & A time) + 500 word summary 20 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 40 N Individual

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