Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Australian Culture, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    This course will provide students with a knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society, imperialism and the effects of colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to society, government policies and practices, stolen generation, Aboriginal health, housing, employment and reconciliation.

    All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. An introductory knowledge of traditional Aboriginal society and culture prior to colonisation.

    2. Awareness into the early colonial period with a particular focus on frontier conflict and dispossession.

    3. Fundamental understanding of colonial policy and practice toward Aboriginal Peoples.

    4. Intorducotry understanding of contemporary issues pertaining to educate, health, housing and employment.

    5. An introductory knowledge of inequities experienced by Aboriginal People past and present.

    6. An introductory level of critical thinking, debating and political awareness.

    7. Written and oral communication skills.

    8. Comprehension of key terms and themes.


    The topics taught is the course includes traditional life, imperialism, colonisation, contribution of Aboriginal people to Australian society, government policy, education, employment, health, land rights and reconciliation.

    Assessment Items

    Presentation: Oral and written Presentation
    Essay: Major Essay
    In Term Test: Online Exam

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.