IDIG501 Analysing Change in Indigenous Societies: Politics and Public Policy

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Updated: 03 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions IDIG301
Notes None
Combined Units IDIG301 - Analysing Change in Indigenous Societies: Politics and Public Policy
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (
Unit Description

This unit develops students' understandings of contemporary approaches to change and decision-making processes involving Indigenous communities with particular reference made to Australia and comparable nations. Attention is given to the frameworks for decision-making and opportunities for participation, negotiation and consultation with Indigenous communities. The unit provides important conceptual and contextual information relevant to 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.

Indigenous Politics: Institutions, Representation, Mobilisation

ISBN: 9781785522352
Berg-Nordlie, M., Saglie. J. and Sullivan, A., Rowman & Littlefield International 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 2, 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: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 2300
Assessment Notes

Annotated Bibliography

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 3 45% 2800
Assessment Notes

Formal Report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. appriase and evaluate a range of approaches on Indigeneity with the context of modern British-settler nations and to a lesser extent, around the globe;
  2. interpret,critically analyse and effectively communicate key issues of decision-making and political and public policy change in Indigenous societies within nation-states; and
  3. autonomously and with expert judgement, evaluate and apply information and ideas from the literature.