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ATS3958

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Monash Indigenous Centre

Coordinator(s)

Dr Liam Brady

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This is a capstone unit that will give students the opportunity to explore the relationship between theory and practice in primary research in Indigenous studies. Indigenous studies is a site of multidisciplinary learning which aims to foreground the concerns of Indigenous peoples in regards to academic research and ways in which academics can develop and undertake collaborative research projects. Students will be exposed to traditions of research in three main discipline areas: anthropology, archaeology and history, after which they will then choose a specific discipline and undertake a major research project. By selecting a discipline area students will be supervised through a major research project which they will complete throughout the semester. In addition students will be exposed to a number of researchers from across the university who engage in the practice and praxis of working with Indigenous peoples.

Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will understand the relationship between practice and praxis
  2. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be aware of the traditions, debates and current concerns of research in the three nominated discipline areas
  3. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be aware of the complexities and concerns of Indigenous peoples in regards to academic research
  4. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have undertaken a major research project aimed at developing their understanding of research in a specific discipline
  5. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will recognize the inter-relatedness of the three discipline areas in regards to research with Indigenous peoples.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

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)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.