Contemporary Indigenous knowledge, thought and philosophy
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander approaches to knowledge in traditional context; interaction between Aboriginal & Western modes of inquiry; emergence of contemporary Aboriginal scholarship.Course IntroductionWelcome to ABTS2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Approaches to Knowledge.The aim of the unit is to expand your understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to knowledge. Throughout the semester students will explore different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cosmologies and epistemologies and critically engage with them via a number of different theoritical approaches, both Western and Indigenous.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
- Identify why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to knowledge are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures, knowledges and languages.
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' worldviews and various social and political issues in Australia.
- Understand the cultural differences within and between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia and other Indigenous groups.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander approaches to knowledge.
- Engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.
- Apply critical theoretical approaches to differing contexts involving Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.