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Undergraduate | MAQ-ABSX1000 | 2023
Introducing Indigenous Australia
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Gain insights into Indigenous perspectives. You’ll explore modern expressions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Unpack how Indigenous people envision their future. Get ready to contribute towards a more inclusive Australia.
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- 18 weeks
- 20 Feb 2023,
- 24 July 2023,
- 11 Dec 2023
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Introducing Indigenous Australia
About this subject
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."
Please note: This subject is available in Macquarie Semester 3, which is an intensive semester that spans only 5 intensive teaching weeks, plus a mid-semester recess and an assessment period. Students are advised to enrol in only one or two subjects in Semester 3. Students who would prefer to take the unit over 13 teaching weeks should enrol in the Semester 1 or 2 offering.
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%)
- Essay Intro (20%)
- participation in forums (10%)
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