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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered by< a href="http://arts.monash.edu.au/cais/">Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies
School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland

Notes

  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Please refer to the individual campus entries below.

Description

Clayton

Offered by the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies

The Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS), incorporating the Koori Research Centre, offers units that aim to encourage students to understand the past and contemporary experiences of Australian Indigenous peoples. Students will acquire a general knowledge of many different aspects of Australian Indigenous cultures and of how these cultures have undergone change and adaptation. Such understanding will require students to construct critical arguments and analyse topics studied in their historical and contemporary contexts. Units in Australian Indigenous studies aim to assist students to develop a good knowledge base about key issues in Indigenous societies, including the ongoing relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians, points of contestation and how this has shaped the position of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in contemporary society, and understanding Indigenous relationships to each other and to the land.

Units offered by Australian Indigenous studies (AAS) take an interdisciplinary approach to the contemporary experiences of Australian Aborigines by including the study of kinship and political systems in urban and remote societies, and the contrasts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies.

CAIS offers a first-year sequence and later-year units and students do not necessarily have to chose an AAS unit at first year to make up a minor or major sequence in AAS. The AAS first-year sequence is jointly offered by CAIS and Anthropology.

Teaching in the centre includes lectures and small tutorial and seminar groups, which encourage debate and inquiry. Presentations, written summaries and essays incorporate reflective, analytical and oral skills specific to Indigenous studies as well as to the arts degree. A number of Arts faculty units offered in anthropology, Australian studies, geography, history, politics, linguistics, environmental science, sociology, visual culture and women's and gender studies complement units offered in Indigenous studies.

Honours can be undertaken in Australian Indigenous studies and combined honours may also be taken with other disciplines provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines and subject to the approval of the honours coordinators or heads of the relevant schools.

The academic staff includes Professor Lynette Russell (CAIS Director and Deputy Dean of Arts), Dr Barry Judd, Dr Stephen Pritchard, Dr Karen Hughes, Dr Jane Lydon and Deputy Director Associate Professor John Bradley. A major aim of the centre is to provide excellent and culturally appropriate undergraduate, honours and postgraduate courses.

Gippsland/off-campus

Offered by the School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences

Australian Indigenous studies at Gippsland is an interdisciplinary major offering a range of units that are designed to introduce students to the historical, social and political aspects of Australian Indigenous society. The major will provide an understanding of the relationships between Indigenous Australians and the dominant society as well as developing students with a sound knowledge and sensitivity to work within Aboriginal communities.

The study program consists of units covering topics such as Australian Indigenous societies, issues in Aboriginal education, art, literature, politics, human rights, and Indigenous women and international issues.

Units

Clayton

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in Australian Indigenous studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AAS1020 Aborigines and white Australia: Colonial encounters
  • AAS1050 Aboriginal peoples, gender, and the colonial frontier
  • ANY1010 Culture, power, difference: Indigeneity and Australian identity

At Clayton, it is also possible (with approval) to count a first-year sequence in anthropology, history (with an Australian focus) or sociology as the first part of the major sequence. The CAIS enrolment advisers must approve this type of enrolment.

Students who have been enrolled prior to 2000 will need to seek enrolment advice from CAIS if they wish to proceed towards a major or minor sequence in Australian Indigenous studies.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in Australian Indigenous studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Units not offered in 2010

Gippsland/Off-campus leaning

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in Australian Indigenous studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AIS1011 Introduction to Australian Indigenous studies I
  • AIS1012 Issues in Aboriginal education

Students who have been enrolled prior to 2000 will need to seek enrolment advice from CAIS if they wish to proceed towards a major or minor sequence in Australian Indigenous studies.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in Australian Indigenous studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Units not offered in 2010

Relevant Courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1731 Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 2130 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1802 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3904 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts