Australian Indigenous Cultures
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
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This foundation unit will examine the history of Australian Indigenous peoples before 1788 as well as the variety of Indigenous cultures today. This will include the diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures and the ways in which the intersection of traditional cultures with alien and modern cultural forms have continuously produced multi-faceted Indigenous identities. The unit will provide knowledge and understanding as a basis for studies of a much wider range of Indigenous experience in subsequent units.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- identify key features of culture and identity and understand the ways in which they can be expressed and transmitted
- identify key features of Indigenous Australian cultures and appreciate the diversity of lifestyles in traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian societies
- appreciate more fully different understandings in Indigenous Australian cultures of the interrelationships between past, present and future
- demonstrate knowledge of different understandings of the pre-1788 histories of Australian Indigenous peoples.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||The nature of culture and the relationship between culture and identity|
|2||Traditional and other understandings of history before 1788, including archaeology and the meanings of 'tradition'|
|3||Pre-contact and traditional Indigenous cultures and world views including the Dreaming, languages, the relationship between culture and spirituality|
|4||Relationships including gender relations, kinship and family, respect and responsibility, law and authority|
|5||Land and country, environment and economy|
|6||Change, continuity and diversity in Australian Indigenous cultures|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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