units

ATS3745

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)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.

Outcomes

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)

Workload requirements

2 hour seminar per week

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

Prerequisites

AIS1010 or AIS1011 or ATS1251 and AIS1011 or AIS1040 or ATS1252

Prohibitions

AIS2011, AIS3011, ATS2745