Caring for Country - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Critical Analysis - 900 words(critical commentary) (20%) , Essay - 2500 words (50%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,369.00

Students will develop understanding on caring for the country by exploring the environment and wilderness, systems of knowledge, the archaeological record 'The Dreaming', resource management, land rights, native title and Wik, mining and pastoralism, heritage and protection, relationships between environmental stakeholders, ecotourism and cultural tourism, ethics and intellectual property.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify Indigenous values and beliefs as they relate and apply to the land and natural resources
  2. compare Indigenous practices of resource management prior to and after colonisation
  3. discuss the relationship between Indigenous rights and aspirations to land and environment and related policies.
  • Critical Analysis — 900 words(critical commentary) (20%)
  • Essay — 2500 words (50%)
  • Presentation — 1100 words or equivalent (30%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.

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