Working with Aboriginal Communities
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Develops an understanding of how Aboriginal communities operate in contemporary Australia. The course will provide insight for those wishing to work with Aboriginal communities. The course examines the structure and nature of Aboriginal communities. A holistic approach is used in assessing how political, social, and economic dynamics, as well as historical influences and cultural differences brought about by colonisation, have affected contemporary communities. All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.
1. Develop an understanding of the processes of communication in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
2. Understand the cultural differences in Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities and the role of oral traditions
3. Explore the historical and political influences on community structure
4. Create an insight into the decision-making processes used in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Colonisation and its effects on communities
Effect of cultural differences between Europeans and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Oral traditions - what roles did and do they play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Protocols within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Respect - an integral part of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Presentation: Talking Circle Oration and written essay
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
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.