australian-indigenous-studies/ug-arts-australian-indigenous-studies

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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 bySchool of Applied Media and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Gippsland

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Also available via off-campus learning.

Description

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 enabling students to develop a sound knowledge and sensitivity to work within Indigenous communities.

The study program consists of units covering topics such as Australian Indigenous societies, issues in Indigenous education, art, literature, politics, human rights, and Indigenous women and international issues.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • understand the historical, social and political aspects of Australian Indigenous societies
  • demonstrate an awareness of current Indigenous issues and debates on matters of national importance such as land rights and reconciliation
  • understand the historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous Australians and the wider society
  • demonstrate the skills and cultural sensitivity needed to work with Indigenous peoples, communities and organisations

Units

First-year level

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

  • ATS1251 Introduction to Indigenous Australian studies
  • ATS1252 Issues in Aboriginal education

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Australian Indigenous studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Electives

Compulsory units

  • ATS2365 Australian Indigenous literature
  • ATS3745 Global Indigenous studies

Elective units

Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling

Double degrees

  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability