IDIG311 Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature

Updated: 10 April 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 6cp in 100-level IDIG units or any 18cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AMC411 or EDST411 or IDIG511 or PDPS411
Notes None
Combined Units IDIG511 - Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (
Unit Description

This unit focuses on traditional Indigenous societies, culture contact, adaption and change. It highlights the relationship between Indigenous peoples, land and philosophy and how these have been impacted by colonisation and the modern world.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply research and presentation skills to communicate a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas which demonstrates theoretically and contextually informed ideas and arguments about Indigenous peoples, in particular, ?colonisation?, 'culture', 'cultural relativism', 'adaptation' and 'land';
  2. evaluate ethnographers' various theoretical approaches and interpretations of Indigenous societies;
  3. apply independent critical thinking skills to analyse the interrelationship of economy, social organisation and approaches in Indigenous communities;
  4. identify and appraise the socio-economic and cultural factors initiating and determining contact between Indigenous and British settler societies;
  5. apply in-depth knowledge of the effects of 19th-Century philosophies on interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups; and
  6. evaluate the similarities and differences between Australian and International Indigenous experiences.