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ATS3745

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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Andrew Gunstone and Robyn Heckenberg

Notes

Previously coded AIS3011

Synopsis

The intention of this unit is to address the following issues: how do (nation) states define indigenous peoples? How do people get classified as indigenous or aboriginal? How has globalisation enhanced awareness of minority and human rights everywhere? The course will show how being indigenous is often a product of state politics, negotiation of identities between local, state and transnational pressure, and even of individual self-selection. We will re-examine debates over universal values versus cultural relativism, flexible citizenship and identity, and group versus individual identities.

Objectives

As for ATS2745

Students undertaking the unit will be expected to have read more broadly and to show a greater depth of understanding in their written work and seminar contributions than students undertaking ATS2745.

Assessment

Short Essay (800 words): 20%
Long Essay (1700 words): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Robyn Heckenberg

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

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

Australian Indigenous studies

Prerequisites

AIS1010 or AIS1011 or ATS1251 and AIS1011 or AIS1040 or ATS1252

Prohibitions

AIS2011, AIS3011, ATS2745