HUMN 1060 Introduction to Indigenous Australia: Peoples, Places and Philosophies

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Kaiya Aboagye Opens in new window

Description This unit introduces students to the rich diversity: past, present and future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia with emphasis placed on the importance of identity, diversity, representation and resilience. You will engage directly with Indigenous sources and learn to critically analyse content from Indigenous Standpoints. Presenting as a challenging and thought-provoking experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, places and philosophies, this unit provides a solid theoretical foundation of Indigenous perspectives for the knowledges and professional practices in your chosen field.

School Social Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects CULT 1020 - Working with Communities CULT 1021 - Working with Communities (WSTC) HUMN 1062 - Introduction to Indigenous Australia Peoples Places and Philosophies (WSTC)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Outline the history of Indigenous Australia since British colonisation.
  2. Discuss the social, cultural and political situations and circumstances that challenge contemporary Indigenous Australia.
  3. Explain societal misconceptions, ideas, attitudes and assumptions about Indigenous Australia.
  4. Discuss the importance of core concepts including identity, diversity, representation and resilience.
  5. Adopt a socially and culturally responsive personal and professional approach to Indigenous Australia.

Subject Content

Indigenous Research Matters: Reading, writing and terminology
Indigenous Worlds: Where do you stand?
An historical timeline: tracing major events from pre-colonisation to today
Contemporary Indigenous Identities
Indigenous Land and Country
Indigenous spaces and places
Indigenous people and the arts: representation and narrative
Interrogating ?eClosing the gap?f and other policies in relation to Indigenous social determinants
Indigenous people and intersectionality
Racism and Privilege
Working in Indigenous contexts
Why Indigenous Social Sciences Matters
Indigenous Worlds, Land, Country and Kinship
Race and Settler Colonialism
Contemporary Indigenous Identities and Intersectionality
Interrogating Close the Gap and other policies in relation to Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Incarceration and Social Activism

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
Online Quiz 30 minutes 10 N Individual
Case Study 1,200 words 40 N Individual
Reflective Essay 1,500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Liverpool (Summer A)

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Subject Contact Kaiya Aboagye Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Liverpool

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Subject Contact Kaiya Aboagye Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Kaiya Aboagye Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Kaiya Aboagye Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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