Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify Indigenous values and beliefs as they relate and apply to the land and natural resources
  2. compare Indigenous practices of resource management prior to and after colonisation
  3. discuss the relationship between Indigenous rights and aspirations to land and environment and related policies.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

USA-ABT17-Being and Belonging: Culture and Identity , or USA-ABT11
USA-ABT16-Indigenous Philosophy: Contesting Knowledge in Social Science , or USA-ABT11, or USA-ABT33
USA-ABT14-Contemporary Aboriginal Issues

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will develop understanding on caring for the country by exploring the environment and wilderness, systems of knowledge, the archaeological record 'The Dreaming', resource management, land rights, native title and Wik, mining and pastoralism, heritage and protection, relationships between environmental stakeholders, ecotourism and cultural tourism, ethics and intellectual property.

  • 2500 words (50%)
  • 900 words(critical commentary) (20%)
  • 1100 words or equivalent (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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