IDIG511 Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature

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Updated: 12 December 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions IDIG311
Notes None
Combined Units IDIG311 - Indigenous Peoples and Colonisation: Land and Nature
Coordinator(s) Belinda Beattie (bbeattie@une.edu.au)
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.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

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

Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts

ISBN: 9781598745788
Ross, A., Pickering Sherman, K., Snodgrass, J., Delcore, H. and Sherman, R., Routledge 2011

Note: An eBook version is available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

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

Discussion in Module Forums

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 2300
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Assessment 3 45% 2500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply advanced research and presentation skills to communicate coherent, sustained, theoretically and contextually informed aruments demonstrating an advanced body of knowledge and ideas about Indigenous peoples in particular, 'colonisation', 'culture', 'cultural relativism', 'adaptation' and 'land';
  2. investigate ethnographers' various theoretical approaches and interpretations of Indigenous societies;
  3. apply autonomous cognitive skills to synthesise complex information and analyse the interrelationship of economy, social organisation and approaches in Indigenous communities;
  4. critically appraise the socio-economic and cultural factors initiating and determining contact between Indigenous and British settler societies;
  5. analyse the effects of past Western philosophies on interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups; and
  6. critically evaluate the similarities and differences between Australian and international Indigenous experiences.