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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipArts(AustIndigSt)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton, Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3055
Contact details

Faculty of Arts, Coursework Office; +61 3 9905 2107; coursework@arts.monash.edu.au; http://www.arts.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university. This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Equivalent to one year full-time, taken part-time over two to three years.

Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in the discipline of Australian Indigenous studies while completing a bachelors degree or double degree in other fields. Students develop an understanding of the contemporary and historical studies about Indigenous Australian peoples and their experiences. Areas of study include kinship, political and linguistic systems in urban and remote societies, impacts of colonisation on Indigenous societies and economies, and the effects of government policies on organisations and communities. Issues surrounding constructions and representations of Aborigines, 'Aboriginalism' and responses to these by Indigenous Australians are also discussed.

Objectives

Graduates are expected to develop:

  • the intellectual capabilities inherent in the interpretation of sources of knowledge pertaining to the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking in the discipline
  • an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the field of study
  • the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills such as computer skills, appropriate to the academic discipline.

Structure

This course consists of a standard 48 point major consisting of a first year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:

  • 12 points of second year level studies (normally two units) and 24 points of third-year level studies (normally four units)
  • 18 points of second-year level studies (normally three units) and 18 points of third-year level studies (normally three units).

Requirements

Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in Australian Indigenous studies. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/ug-australian-indigenous-studies.html.

Award(s)

Diploma in Arts (Australian Indigenous Studies)