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Introduction to Australian Indigenous Societies I (6 points)


Leader: Liz Reed, Barry Judd and Isabel Ellender

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit will commence with an overview of Australian Indigenous society prior to colonisation. It will then focus on Aboriginal religious beliefs and social organisations, 'the frontier' development of theories of 'race' and Aborigines' experiences of racism, 'protection' and missions and reserves, policies of assimilation, self-determination and reconciliation, land rights and native title, as well as the importance of the oral tradition within Australian Indigenous societies.

Assessment: Tutorial exercise (500) words: 10% + Discussion paper (1000 words): 20% + Essay (2000 words): 45% + a one-hour class test (off-campus students are required to sit an exam): 25%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (2-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prohibitions: KRS2010, GSC1801

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