Rethinking Aboriginal Studies
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- 31 Jul 2023
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Demonstrate understanding of aspects of Aboriginal history, research practices, politics and community.
Analyse key ethical and cultural issues relating to Aboriginal society and Australian relations.
Analyse the impact of historical changes to Aboriginal society and contrast with contemporary Aboriginal Australia.
Evaluate key Aboriginal Studies topics and theories of Aboriginal Studies.
- • Decolonisation.
- • Australian history.
- • Indigenous research methodologies.
- • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
- • Education in Australia.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level two subjects. Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ABS2DAS (Rethinking Aboriginal Studies) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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This subject explores colonisation through a critical lens to encourage innovative social change. Topics include accounts of colonialism, Indigeneity, survival, and entrepreneurship. You will critically examine how past and current Indigenous knowledges are represented in the Western academy, and ongoing contestation of Indigenous perspectives within research governance, pedagogy and curriculum design. You will be inspired to think beyond Western boundaries as places of containment and sites of struggle for Indigenous peoples within a global, national and local context. This subject collectively and individually fosters new ways to be innovative whilst respectful, through critically examining colonial structures and relationships rather than subjectively problematizing Indigenous peoples and cultures.
- Major essay (2000 word) From a range of topics (40%)
- Online Quizzes (1,200 word equivalent) (30%)
- Minor assessment task (1200 word equivalent) Annotated bibliography (30%)
Current study term: 30 Jul 23 to 27 Oct 23
Textbook information is pending.