This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
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.
Graduates are expected to develop:
This course consists of a standard 48 point major consisting of a first year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:
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.
Diploma in Arts (Australian Indigenous Studies)