MJRU-INDAC v.1 Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major offers both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students the opportunity to gain understanding of the cultural diversity and cultural ways of Indigenous Australians. Students examine, from Indigenous Australian perspectives, the cultural, social, economical, and political issues that confront Indigenous people. All the units in this major are underpinned by principles of social justice and are informed by emergent Indigenous Australians critical theory. They are highly recommended to students interested in a professional career working alongside Indigenous Australians. Students studying Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream.
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete Introduction to Indigenous Australians (INDS1000) and Indigenous Australian Spirituality (INDS1001) in first year.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. identify and explain the complexity and diversity of Australian Indigenous cultures, worldview, identities, spiritual beliefs and their relationships with one another
2. recognise and evaluate issues of cultural significance in order to work effectively with Indigenous Australian people and Indigenous communities
3. locate, evaluate and synthesise information from various sources relevant to Indigenous issues
4. examine and reflect on their own attitudes and assumptions about Indigenous people and how best practices and ways of working when communicating with Indigenous people can be met including knowledge of appropriate cultural protocols
5. use technology to access resources, communicate effectively and develop research skills
6. recognise the importance of and reflect critically upon the life-long learning journey in partnership with Indigenous peoples.
7. contextualise local and national Indigenous issues alongside international pan-Indigenous issues and the impact of globalisation
8. work in culturally appropriate ways and apply Indigenous cultural competencies as defined by the Centre for Aboriginal Studies that acknowledge, empower and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' rights to fairness, social justice and human rights
9. recognise Indigenous organisational structures and use best practice models
Duration and availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa, international offshore students studying online and domestic students studying online or face-to-face.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MEDA2000||v.1||Media and Indigenous Australian Issues||3.0||25.0|
|INDS2001||v.1||Indigenous Australian Land and Environments||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|INDS2002||v.1||Indigenous Australian Arts||3.0||25.0|
|INDS3000||v.1||Indigenous Australians and Commerce||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|INCD3008||v.1||Working in Indigenous Australian Contexts||3.0||25.0|
|INDS3001||v.1||Indigenous Australians in the 21st Century||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|INDS3002||v.1||Indigenous Australian Research||6.0||50.0|
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