Undergraduate | LTU-ABS1IAA | 2024
Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
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Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Analyse a range of texts in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies
- Apply knowledge to understanding concepts and issues, and interpreting data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia and the world today
- Apply suitable research methods to addressing social issues involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Produce a sustained, complex written argument about social research methods relating to a topic on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
- Social Justice and Mabo
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
- Aboriginal cultural heritage
In this subject you will be introduced to various elements of Indigenous Australia. You will study a broad range of issues of relevance to contemporary Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander people. There will be a particular emphasis on the Indigenous topics of Australia, in addition, students will gain an understanding of regional variation throughout Australia. Issues discussed include cultural continuity and differences, identity, self-representation, spirituality, family, gender, land, politics, law, economics, education, health, history, art and music.
This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- A weekly online quiz (in total 1000-word equivalent). (25%)
- Forum post reflection (1000-word equivalent) (25%)
- One 2000-word major essay. (50%)
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Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ANT1IIA (Introduction to Aboriginal Australia), or ABS1IAA (Introduction to Aboriginal Australia), or HUS1ABS (Introduction to Aboriginal Australia) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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