HUMN 1058 Indigenous Landscapes

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Madison Shakespeare Opens in new window

Description Indigenous Landscapes aims to explore 'traditional' Indigenous Australian ways of knowing landscape in contemporary, meaningful, and relevant ways. Specifically, the unit acknowledges and values pre-colonial Australian history and land-use practices. Content includes 'traditional' land management practices; cold-burning, protected area management, sustainable land use; cultural heritage and heritage landscapes, Sovereign land rights. This unit also aims to equip students with cultural competency in order to address issues of dispossession and disadvantage brought about by the historical destruction and disruption of ecological integrity.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BIOS 1020 - Indigenous Landscape LGYA 6193 - Indigenous Landscapes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate cultural competency when working with Indigenous Australians
  2. Identify �etraditional�f Indigenous Australian land-use practices
  3. Discuss the significance of Native Title and its difference compared to Land Rights
  4. Argue the benefits of effective landscape joint-management/co-management for reconciliation
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the importance to Indigenous Australians of particular places and sites of significance
  6. Explain the concept of protected area management

Subject Content

Indigenous landscapes
Indigenous land management
Contemporary environmental sustainability
Native Title / Sovereign Land Rights
Protected area management
Sustainable land use
Joint Management / Co-management
Cultural Heritage
Heritage Landscapes


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
Quiz 60 mins (30 questions) 15 N Individual
Seminar presentation 10 mins presentation/ 1,200 word paper 40 N Individual
Report 2,000 words 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)


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