BH-INDAUS v.1 Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Australian Research) (Honours)
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Bachelor Honours Degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This honours course provides an opportunity for suitably qualified graduate students to undertake a dissertation-based program in the field of Indigenous studies. The course focuses on Indigenous knowledge and research methodologies and emphasises multidisciplinary approaches to analyse topics of relevance to Indigenous people.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Honours Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to Honours is by invitation and follows high achievement in an appropriate Bachelor Degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
The following students are eligible to apply for places in the program: those students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies), the Bachelor of Applied Science (Aboriginal Community Management and Development) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Health) at Curtin and have attained a course weighted average of 70 or above in the third year of the course. Students from elsewhere will be eligible if they have similar levels of attainment and meet one or more of the following criteria: are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or have completed one or more undergraduate units with a substantial Indigenous studies component, or can demonstrate substantial life experience residing with or working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Master by Coursework and Research degrees and Doctorates. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Honours Degrees typically comprise an honours course equivalent to one year of full-time study, which is additional to the associated bachelor degree.
Students undertake a semester of coursework, followed by a semester of independent research, fieldwork and dissertation writing.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. recognise the diversity of systems of Indigenous and other knowledge and ways of knowing, and understand the relationship between power and knowledge
2. know how to critique and deconstruct ideas, arguments and positions; synthesise and critically evaluate information relevant to research
3. access and evaluate information in order to locate and review existing literature related to a research topic
4. develop effective writing and presentation skills; communicate orally in clear, concise and logical ways; negotiate entry into the field with participants in their research
5. utilise appropriate technologies for research and have developed effective electronic literature and library/text-based search strategies in order to locate and review existing literature related to specific research topics
6. apply qualitative research techniques in Indigenous Australian contexts; work in ways that comply with the requirements for the conduct of ethical and culturally sensitive research in Indigenous Australian contexts
7. consider and discuss global Indigenous knowledges and relate them to Indigenous Australian contexts
8. acknowledge and foreground Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, and value and draw upon the lived experience of Indigenous Australian people; recognise diversity in relation to age, gender, country and cultural role in Indigenous contexts; evaluate the representation of Indigenous people in research, and how different representations can produce different narratives, stories and truths
9. conduct research in an appropriate and consultative way that respects cultural protocols and research ethics
Duration and Availability
This honours degree program is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|MJRH-INDAC||v.1||Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies Honours Major (BAppSc IAR Hons)||200.0|
|MJRH-INDCD||v.1||Indigenous Community Management and Development Honours Major (BAppSc IAR Hons)||200.0|
|MJRH-INDCH||v.1||Indigenous Community Health Honours Major (BAppSc IAR Hons)||200.0|
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