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ATS2356

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Stephen Pritchard

Notes

Previously coded AAS2060

Synopsis

This unit examines the historical and cultural dimensions of law, law administration and the legal representation of Indigenous peoples in Australia from a critical inter-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include: the recognition of Indigenous customary law, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, mandatory sentencing, intellectual property, heritage protection and the Stolen Generations.

Objectives

Upon completion of this units students will be able to:

  1. Describe and critically analyse both orally and in writing, the operation of key Australian law and legislature relating to Indigenous cultures and peoples.

  1. Describe and critically analyse the central themes and issues relating to historical and contemporary approaches to Indigenous issues both orally and in writing.

Assessment

Written work: 90% (4000 words)
Oral Presentation 10% (500 words)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Human rights theory
Criminology
Australian Indigenous studies

Prerequisites

First year Arts sequence or permission of coordinator

Prohibitions

AIS2040, AIS3040