Subject details

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

  1. describe and critique Indigenous rights theories
  2. use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant Indigenous rights literature
  3. analyse and communicate Indigenous rights theories
  4. critically analyse political, policy and moral issues using an Indigenous rights framework
    • Indigenous Australian history and human rights
    • Human rights activism
    • Racism, resilience and respect
    • Indigenous human rights and gender
    • Indigenous human rights and youth
    • Land rights and native title
    • Indigenous human rights and media
    • Governance
    • Indigenous social change and leadership
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-HRI-MAS-2019
  • CUR-HRI-GCE-2019
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2019
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2019

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject was previously known as Human Rights Issues 2.

This subject will explore Indigenous rights at the global level as well as within the Australian context. It will examine key challenges in areas such as social determinants, gender, youth and leadership in relation to Indigenous rights and encourage a critical engagement with the topic.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Discussion Points - Part 1 (25%)
  • Conference presentation (40%)
  • Discussion Points - Part 2 (35%)

Textbook information is pending.

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