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Indigenous Conceptions of Landscape (8959.3)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design

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    Syllabus

    This unit explores Indigenous conceptions of land using case studies from Australia and other Indigenous homelands around the world. A combination of field exercises, excursions and intensives are used to inform discussions of Indigenous notions and appreciations of wilderness, nature, taxonomy, tenure, and classification of land.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of ways of knowing and seeing landscapes and seascapes;

    2. Demonstrate an awareness of how some Indigenous peoples conceptualise space; and

    3. Understand how to appropriately engage with Indigenous communities.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    None

    Incompatible Units

    None

    Equivalent Units

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