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Theories and Research Methodologies in Australian Indigenous Studies (12 points)


Leader: Liz Reed and Lynette Russell

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

Synopsis: Theories and methodologies appropriate to the writing of a dissertation. Theoretical and methodological issues involved in researching and writing Indigenous histories, including race, gender, class and ethnicity. Constructions of Aboriginality and discourses of Aboriginalism. Interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Concepts of 'race' in Australian Indigenous and other settings.

Assessment: Oral presentation and written seminar paper (3000 words): 30% + Essay (6000 words): 70%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A major sequence in Australian Indigenous Studies or cognate discipline(s) as approved by the Honours coordinator. Students will only be eligible for enrolment in this unit if they satisfy the Faculty of Arts entry requirements for Honours.

Prohibitions: KRS4010 (2000 and previously)

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