Aboriginal Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aboriginal Sydney

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, History, Indigenous 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

    There are many significant historical, social and cultural sites across the city of Sydney, including over 5000 registered Aboriginal heritage sites, that continue to form an important yet understated part of the local area. This course introduces students to the many layers of Aboriginal heritage which continue to occupy the Sydney region. Starting from within the literature and developing knowledge of the continuing presence of Aboriginal peoples, knowledge, voices and perspectives, the course aims to engage students with a deeper understanding and significance of ?place?. From rock art sites, place names and keeping places to traditional ecological knowledge, land management practices, and various forms of cultural expression students will learn about the presence of an ancient knowledge system in the local Sydney area as well as the importance this holds for Aboriginal people today. Students will have the unique opportunity to visit specific places and sites of significance across Sydney throughout the course.

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.


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