Contemporary Aboriginal Issues
Examine contemporary issues and historical documents on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Study the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their Families.
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- 03 Apr 2023
- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify social and political situations which impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Identify ways in which global situations have influenced the history of Australian race relations.
- Explore the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people.
- Examine the perspectives as expressed by Aboriginal groups on contemporary issues.
- The past in the present
- Race and racism
- Aboriginal education
- Aboriginal health
- Good news week
- Land rights and native title
- Heritage, economy and employment
- The justice system
- Strategies and policies
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Examine a range of issues that impact Aboriginal Australians. Apply your knowledge careers in the health, public or social services industries – or use your learnings to enhance your personal and civic experiences.
While the focus is on contemporary issues, you’ll examine important documents from recent history such as the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
This course will attempt to examine a broad range of social, economic and political issues that impact on Aboriginal Australians. These topics will centre around the concepts of racism, social justice, human rights and reconciliation.
You’ll also have the opportunity to look at specific issues such as the impact of the NT Intervention, the prevalence of otitis media among Aboriginal children and the ongoing impact of the Stolen Generations on contemporary Aboriginal life.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a first-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology degree.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
- Continuous Assessment (60%)
- Presentation (40%)
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