ABORIG 3001 - Indigenous Societies: Rights and Responsibilities
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code ABORIG 3001 Course Indigenous Societies: Rights and Responsibilities Coordinating Unit Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study Course Description This course is a focus on Indigenous societies and key issues within Australian and International frameworks, using historical context to understand contemporary times connecting to key thinkers. Sociology and Indigenous Knowledges are used to theorise politics, gender, health, well-being, land, employment, entrepreneurship and sovereignty. Students will connect to Indigenous communities and organisations to understand the role of the individual as citizens in a world that understands the importance of Indigenous knowledges. This course examines the responsibilities of individuals and groups within society to protect the rights of Indigenous people while reflecting on diversity and personal world views.
Course Coordinator: Dr Kam Kaur
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge
- Analyse critically and synthesise complex information to produce an academic paper
- Work with a group to complete a task and communicate your findings through a range of tasks
- Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous worldviews and protocols to work ethically in an intercultural field
- Identify areas of practise where Indigenous knowledges and protocols are needed and evaluate how they are used successfully
- Understand implications of Indigenous knowledges and Sociological theories when applied
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesA reader will be available
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes1 hour lecture per week
2 hour seminar per week
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Learning Activities Summary
- Introduction: in the beginning
- We are still here
- Politics and activism
- Frameworks for knowing
- Gender roles
- Health and wellbeing
- Healing and forgiveness
- Rights of the land
- Employment and entrepreneurs
- Panpa Panpailya (Kaurna word for conference)
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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 Summary1000 word proposal - 25%
1000 word Individual presentation - 35%
2500 word research essay - 40%
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SubmissionSubmission through MyUni
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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