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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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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 byMonash Indigenous Centre
School of Applied Media and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The sequence of units and units available differ between campuses. Refer to the individual campus entries below. Also available via off-campus learning.

Description

Clayton

Offered by the Monash Indigenous Centre, School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies

The Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC) 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 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.

MIC offers a first-year sequence and later-year units and students do not necessarily have to chose an Australian Indigenous studies unit at first year to make up a minor or major sequence in Australian Indigenous studies. The first-year sequence is jointly offered by MIC 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, Indigenous archaeology, 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 (MIC Director), Dr Barry Judd, Dr Stephen Pritchard, Dr Karen Hughes, Dr Jane Lydon and Deputy Director Assoc. Professor John Bradley. A major aim of the centre is to provide excellent and culturally appropriate undergraduate, honours and postgraduate courses.

Gippsland and off-campus

Offered by the School of Applied Media 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:

  • ATS1249 Aborigines and white Australia: Colonial encounters
  • ATS1250 Aboriginal peoples, gender, and the colonial frontier
  • ATS1254 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. TheMonash Indigenous Centre (MIC) 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.

Units include:

  • ATS2353/ATS3353 Social justice and Indigenous Australians
  • ATS2354/ATS3354 Interrogating racism: Indigenous Australians and the state
  • ATS2355/ATS3355 Power, knowledge, Aborigines: between representation and reality
  • ATS2356/ATS3356 Indigenous legal issues
  • ATS2357/ATS3357 Australian Aboriginal women
  • ATS2358/ATS3358 Contesting laws: Culture, colonialism and land
  • ATS2359/ATS3359 Hearing the country: Studies in Indigenous Australian ethnoecology
  • ATS2360/ATS3360 Indigenous heritage in the contemporary world
  • ATS2361/ATS3361 Museums and galleries: Popular expressions of Indigenous cultures
  • ATS2362/ATS3362 Aliens and natives: Reading science fiction through colonialism
  • ATS2363/ATS3363 Aborigines: Sport, race and gender
  • ATS2543/ATS3543 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
  • ATS2544/ATS3544 Archaeological field and laboratory method
  • ATS2584/ATS3584 Australia's black history
  • ATS2677/ATS3677 Aboriginal languages of Australia
  • ATS2740/ATS3740 Australian art: 1880s to the present
  • ATS2741/ATS3741 Colonial/Postcolonial: Australian art and film
  • ATS2889/ATS3889 Indigenous knowledge in cross-cultural praxis: Aboriginal community field unit
  • ATS3852 Sociological research

Gippsland and off-campus

First-year level

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

  • ATS1251 Introduction to Indigenous Australian studies
  • ATS1252 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.

Units include:

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Associate degree

  • 4074 Associate Degree in Arts and Social Sciences
  • 4040 Associate Degree in Community Welfare and Counselling

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing