HUMN 3070 Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101759

Coordinator Madison Shakespeare Opens in new window

Description This subject will provide students with an exciting opportunity to undertake an Independent Study Project on an Indigenous topic. Students will gain greater knowledge of Indigenous people and develop effective communication skills as well as a level of cultural competency. The Independent Study Project will expose students to the complexities of the cultural inter-relationships and the politics of undertaking research with Indigenous people. It will also provide students with skills and ideas for future research projects that will add to Indigenous knowledge and provide a sound foundation for ethical research.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Indigenous Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Undertake culturally appropriate desk top research on an Indigenous topic.
  2. Review and analyse appropriate literature relevant to their Independent Study Project.
  3. Identify appropriate research methodologies relevant to Indigenous people and their communities.
  4. Record and report their research findings to Indigenous people/communities.

Subject Content

Introduction to research and research methodologies
Conducting culturally appropriate and ethical research
Undertaking a literature review
Applying relevant and current theory when ?edoing?f research with and for Indigenous people/communities
Designing an appropriate and creative project
Reporting research finding to Indigenous people and their communities


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 1,000 words 20 N Individual
Presentation 10-15 minutes 30 N Individual
Report 2,500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)



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