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Indigenous Queer Studies
Enrolments for this year have closed. Apply for 2022
- 21 Feb 2022
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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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Locate and examine the effects of colonialism on Indigenous genders and sexualities.
- Communicate effectively, in a range of written and spoken formats, within the conventions of the discipline of Indigenous Studies.
- Demonstrate a sensitive approach to the topics of gender and sexuality in relation to indigenous peoples.
- Analyse key texts including indigenous Queer authors and indigenous Queer subject matter.
- "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
Pre-requisite: ABSX1020 or ABSX1000
- 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
ABSX2035 is a multidisciplinary unit that draws from both Indigenous and Queer Studies which have generally been treated as separate fields of academic inquiry. This unit prioritises Indigenous Queer populations as agents of transformation across social, cultural, and political landscapes of Australia and across the globe. Through critical engagement with Indigenous LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer) worldviews, students will develop an understanding of Indigenous Queer identities and explore the specific challenges that these communities continue to endure under colonial regimes. We will engage in Indigenous Queer perspectives which interrupt, challenge, enrich and recalibrate our understandings of community, culture, gender, and sexuality.
- Quiz 1 (30%)
- Quiz 2 (30%)
- Major essay (40%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 05 Jun 22
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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