Indigenous Australian Issues: Past, Present, Future
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 DescriptionSurvey of major themes in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Islander perspectives.Course IntroductionWelcome to ABTS1000 ? Indigenous Australian Issues: Past, Present, Future. This course is a multidisciplinary subject drawing on perspectives from across the social sciences and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to provide insight into Indigenous Australia past, present and future. The course will provide students with the critical skills necessary to establish balanced understandings of the history, contemporary issues and in-depth perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. In tutorial sessions, students will be expected to engage in dialogue concerning the issues as they are presented throughout the semester, and necessary relevant material will be provided to facilitate the dialogue. A range of scholars and industry leaders will co-present lectures, providing students with in-depth perspectives on course content and providing opportunity to engage with the experiences of Indigenous people in contemporary Australian society, workplaces and popular culture.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
- Engage with knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and identity
- Understand the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and identity have been constructed.
- Understand the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are researching back, articulating their own histories, cultures and identities.
- Engage in dialogue regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and how these issues fit in contemporary contexts at individual and societal levels.
- Engage with introductory skills in critical analysis of practice and theory and how these can be employed to reveal the power relations implicit in colonial discourse.
- Engage with conceptions of cultural safety and respect in Indigenous contexts.
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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.