Introducing Indigenous Australia
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- 26 Jul 2021
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 unit, you will be able to:
- Comprehend settler colonialism and race and racism in an Australian context.
- Discuss the social, cultural and political issues that drive Indigenous activism .
- Explain contemporary Indigenous identities and cultures.
- Examine colonial constructions of race and gender
- Explore societal misconceptions, ideas, attitudes and assumptions about Indigenous Australia.
- "A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials."
No eligibility requirements
- 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit introduces students to contemporary Indigenous thought, culture and politics in Australia. Students in this unit learn about Indigenous futurism and activism, the history of race and settler colonialism in Australia, and Indigenous studies and decolonial thinking. Students will also be introduced to contemporary expressions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and identities. This is a transformative unit that provides students with skills and knowledge to be agents of change in their communities and the world at large.
- Lecture Quiz (30%)
- Major Essay (40%)
- Online Quiz (30%)
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