Indigenous Australians in Context PG (8467.3)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Humanities|
This unit explores the complexities of the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities at a national and local level. Topics include:- Indigenous people and contexts; - The ongoing impacts of colonisation;- Displacement and dislocation;- Stolen Generations;- Autonomy, sovereignty and citizenship;- Tradition and development;- Individualism and collectivism;- Community and kin;- Health, housing and education;- Criminal justice;- Cultural competency and cross-cultural engagement; and- Current issues of concern to Indigenous Australians. This unit may share learning activities with the undergraduate unit Indigenous Australia: Contemporary Issues.
1. Analyse and discuss historical or contemporary social justice, human rights or cultural issues that affect Indigenous Australian people;
2. Analyse and discuss consequences of colonisation on contemporary Indigenous Australian cultural, political, social and economic life;
3. Investigate, synthesise and communicate information from Indigenous Australian perspectives; and
4. Develop skills in engaging with Indigenous Australian people in working and meaningful partnerships.
Three hours per week.