units

ATS2365

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Robyn Heckenberg

Synopsis

Australian Indigenous Literature takes the scholar on a journey of listening to and reflecting upon Indigenous voices in a variety of texts, including poetry, theatre, autobiography, early writings and film. The course is intended to expose students to an Indigenous way of seeing history, social issues and life in general. The diversity of Indigenous perspectives and life styles will become apparent, as will the creativity of Indigenous voices in Australia today. Students will gain abilities in critical thinking and analysis of material covered.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will:

  • Have gained a broader appreciation of Indigenous Australian Literature through a variety of formats.
  • Appreciate the diversity of cultural and historical backgrounds of Indigenous people by being exposed to a diverse range of Indigenous creativity
  • Have gained understanding of the main social and cultural issues that Indigenous people see as relevant
  • Have gained abilities in being able to critically examine and analyse a variety of texts
  • Have developed greater writing skills.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 55%
Exam: 45%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

A sequence of first year subjects

Prohibitions

AIS1040, AIS2035, AIS3035, ATS3365