Indigenous Histories and Knowledges
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Identify Indigenous Australians' contemporary and historical contributions to knowledge in scientific and community fields
- Recognise the diversity of Indigenous knowledges and in fields of science, technology, land and Country
- Analyse and reflect on the on-going relationship of Indigenous and non-indigenous knowledges
- Communicate effectively, in a range of written and spoken formats, within the conventions of the discipline of Indigenous Studies
- Demonstrate a critical, self-reflective approach to the study of Indigenous histories, based on respect and mutual responsibility
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- MAQ-ABSX1020-Dharug Country: Presences, Places and People
- MAQ-ABSX1000-Introducing Indigenous Australia
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised as belonging to the oldest living culture on earth with over 60,000 years of histories and knowledges to draw upon. This unit explores Indigenous histories and knowledges from the big bang through to contemporary times. Students will develop an understanding of Indigenous relationships to land, water, fire, food and medicine and recognise the ways in which Indigenous knowledges are utilised in everyday activities. This unit will provide a significant understanding of how Indigenous knowledges about the world can inform future thinking about conservation, land management, climate change and sustainability.
- Tutorial Activities (30%)
- Minor Essay (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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Bachelor of Arts
- Major in English
- Major in Ancient History
- Major in Modern History
- Major in Philosophy
- Major in Politics
- Major in Sociology
- Major in Creative Writing
- Major in Indigenous Studies
- Major in International Relations
- Major in Applied Ethics