IDIG102 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

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Updated: 15 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions IDIG101 or IDIG110
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (
Unit Description

This unit promotes understanding of Indigenous Australia: past, present and future. It considers the varied experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Emphasis is placed on the importance of identity, diversity, representation and resilience. The unit provides important conceptual and background information of use in a range of professional environments.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Knowledge of Life: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia

ISBN: 9781107477421
Price, K. (ed), Cambridge University Press 2015

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 900
Assessment Notes

Discussion in Module Forums

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 1800
Assessment Notes

Annotated Bibliography

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 45% 2000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of Australia's Indigenous Peoples;
  2. clearly discuss past, current and future issues affecting Indigenous Australians;
  3. identify and evaluate the importance of core concepts including identity, diversity, representation and resilience; and
  4. identify and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches and perspectives when considering issues in Indigenous Studies.