Undergraduate | MAQ-ABSX1020 | 2024
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- Start dates
- 19 Feb 2024,
- 22 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 18 weeks
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About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Recognise who Dharug people are and their connection to place
- Explore the concept of 'Country' as a relational space
- Describe contemporary Dharug cultural practices and how these are connected to older knowledge systems
- Examine the politics of place and the impact of colonisation on Dharug people and Country
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
This unit introduces students to Dharug perspectives about Country, spiritual concepts including human and non-human ancestors, and the importance of connecting to place and belonging. Students will learn valuable insights from a diverse group of Dharug community members telling their own stories about sites of significance to them. Students will be introduced to Dharug language, art and other cultural practices demonstrating the continuity of knowledges that Dharug people have maintained for over 65,000 years.This unit allows students to connect with contemporary Dharug people and learn about the impact of colonisation on the community and also better understand how Dharug people and communities have resisted and survived. Dharug people will share stories of importance so students can be more aware of the politics of place.
- Quiz based on readings and themes (30%)
- Blogposts on themes (30%)
- Reflective Essay (40%)
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