HIST 1107 - Indigenous Culture & History
North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code HIST 1107 Course Indigenous Culture & History Coordinating Unit History Term Winter Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 9 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course will introduce students to Indigenous culture and history. It will consider traditional Aboriginal Society practices and structures, including Indigenous religion and beliefs (kinships, lore and the Dreaming), and relationships to the land and environment. It will then introduce policies and events that have affected Aboriginal society since colonisation, including policies that led to the Stolen Generations, welfare and church practices, Protector practices, social policies of segregation, and policies of self determination.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jenni CarusoMs Jenni Caruso (Course Convenor)
Ph: 8313 8344
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.This Course consists of face-to-face teaching on campus with 3 x 2 hour lectures and 3 x 1 hour tutorials per week. A field trip will be organised as part of the Course.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will :
1.Possess a broad body of historical knowledge ranging over time, space and cultures.
2. Recognise the value of a wide range of methodologies, conceptual approaches and the impact of competing narratives.
3. Think independently and critically, using appropriate methodologies and technologies, to engage with historical problems.
4. Communicate effectively, in a range of written and spoken formats, within the conventions of the discipline of history.
5. Contribute constructively to group-based activities.
6. Demonstrate the skills of an historian which are appropriate for performing a range of professional roles, undertaking leadership positions, and sustaining lifelong learning, including: information technology skills to manage data and to communicate, skills in collaborative and self-directed problem-solving, a habit of academic rigour, and sensitivity to intercultural and ethical issues.
7. Show sensitivity to the diversity of historical cultures and the ethical implications of historical enquiry within a global context.
8. Demonstrate a critical, self-reflective approach to the study of history, based on respect and mutual responsibility.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4, 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
7 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
There are no Course Reader that needs to be purchased for this course. All readings will be posted to Canvas.
Recommended ResourcesAll Recommended Resources will be available under the Barr Smith Library Resource Guide: http://libguides.adelaide.edu.au/indighist
Online LearningCourse notes and PowerPoint presentations will be uploaded to Canvas, as well as any announcements or relevant information. Please consult it regularly for updates, lecture notes and additional resources.
The University has access to a number of academic journals that have full text articles available online. Use the 'Informit' and 'APIAS (APA-FT)' databases on the Library’s catalogue to locate articles which will assist in essay writing and further knowledge of the topic.
Librarians at the Barr-Smith library have compiled a resource guide relevant to this particular course. This can be accessed at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/history/Abor_20th.html and http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/history/IndigCulture.html. There is also a link on Canvas under ‘Resources’.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesTutorial attendance and participation is assessable and therefore considered core to learning in this Course. The Course is a four week intensive: lectures and tutorials are held 3 times per week for 4 weeks and full attendance at both is expected.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This is an intensive 4 week Course – in addition to contact times students will be expected to devote an equivalent amount of time to independent study and preparing for tutorials, assignments, research and writing.
Please note that 3-unit courses in The Faculty of Arts are designed on the assumption that all learning and assessment activities (including lectures, tutorials, preparatory work, research and writing of assignments etc.) will require approximately 156 hours.
Learning Activities SummaryThe following lecture and tutorial topics are indicative only and are subject to change as need arises. Course material is constantly being updated and revised to incorporate the latest scholarship and topics of debate.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Given the nature of the course content there will sometimes be information that generates a range of feelings which can be expressed during discussion and conversation. While free discussion is encouraged, each student must be aware that the University has strong policies regarding discrimination and anti-discrimination. This course will be delivered in an arena of cultural safety, and encourages students to broach topics that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to address. The stipulation is that language use is appropriate, each individual student’s view is to be treated with respect, and that students must observe the University of Adelaide policies regarding, in particular, racial discrimination or vilification.
Further information can be found at:
SESSION 1 Acknowledgement of Country Introduction: Course Guide
SESSION 2 Cultural Protocols in Aboriginal Studies
SESSION 3 Traditional Aboriginal Life:
SESSION 4 Film - Bungalung
SESSION 5 Contact
SESSION 6 Frontier & Resistance
SESSION 7 Protect and Control
SESSION 8 First Australians: Ep. 3 Freedom for our Lifetime
SESSION 9 Policies relating to Aboriginal people
SESSION 10 Aboriginal people and the pastoral industry
SESSION 11 NO LECTURES OR TUTORIALS - INDIVIDUAL STUDY
SESSION 12 NO LECTURES OR TUTORIALS - INDIVIDUAL STUDY
SESSION 13 Aborigines, Anthropologists and Ethnography
SESSION 14 Social Darwinism, eugenics and the “native” population
SESSION 15 Missions and Ministry FILM – Remembering Country (26min)
SESSION 16 Stolen Generations and the Parliamentary Apology
SESSION 17 Aboriginal Activism
SESSION 18 Film: Vote “Yes for Aborigines” (52min)
SESSION 19 Land Rights
SESSION 20 Aboriginal People and the Law
SESSION 21 Writing Essays
SESSION 22 Library Tutorial
SESSION 23 Overview of Course – Recap
SESSION 24 Film:
Small Group Discovery ExperienceBoth lectures and tutorials will be built around discussion topics that will be investigated/researched by small groups of students with the aim of enhancing and deeping student knowledge around Aboriginal Australian history in the 20th Century.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryThe assessments for this course are as follows:
1. Small Group Activity: Give one tutorial presentation (constituting 20% of the final grade)
2. Submission of notes and presentation materials – as an 800-word essay draft (30%)
3. Tutorial attendance and participation (10%)
4. A 2,200-word essay expanding on the tutorial presentation topic (40%)
Assessment Related RequirementsParticipation in tutorials is a compulsory component of the Course. Students must attend at least 80% of tutorials to pass (unless a medical certificate is provided or extra written responses to the tutorial questions are submitted). Please inform your tutor prior to the tutorial if you are unable to attend. It may be possible to 'make-up' a tutorial at another time.
The assessments for this course:
1. Small Group Activity - give one tutorial presentation: Students will be expected to prepare and give one tutorial presentation during the four weeks of the course. The presentation can be given in a variety of forms and should be around 10-15 minutes in length. Assessment will be driven by evidence of solid reading and research undertaken by the student and students are expected to apply the same level of attention to development of their presentation as they would to a course delivered over a semester. (Constitutes 20% of the final grade)
2. Submission of notes and presentation materials. Students are to upload presentation notes and PowerPoints (if they are used) onto Turnitin. The notes should be 800 words in length and take the form of an essay draft that includes referenced sources. (30%)
3. Tutorial attendance and participation: Everyone is expected to prepare for, and participate in all tutorial sessions. (10%)
4. Write one 2,200-word essay expanding on the tutorial presentation topic as outlined in the essay draft (40%)
SubmissionOnline Submission of Assignments (e-submission) via Canvas
All assignments are to be submitted electronically via Canvas – this is a two step process. The assignment needs to be electronically submitted for marking vie the 'Assignments' link in the course menu. It then needs to be submitted separately to Turnitin, which is also done via the Canvas site. Marked assignments will be returned to the students in printed form.
Students wishing to apply for an extension need to submit the relevant form available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/exams/mod_arrange .html to the school office at least 5 days prior to the due date for the assignment.
Exceptions to the Policy:
If one of the following criteria is met, an informal extension can be organised with the course coordinator and tutor:
· Small extension – 2 days or less
· Assessment item is worth 20% or less
· Student is registered with the Disability Office (need to attach a Disability Access Plan – DAP)
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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