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AIS2035 - Australian Indigenous Literature

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Robyn Heckenberg


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Australian Indigenous Literature takes the scholar on a journey of listening to and reflecting upon Indigenous voices in a variety of texts, including poetry, theatre, autobiography, early writings and film. The course is intended to expose students to an Indigenous way of seeing history, social issues and life in general. The diversity of Indigenous perspectives and life styles will become apparent, as will the creativity of Indigenous voices in Australia today. Students will gain abilities in critical thinking and analysis of material covered.


On successful completion of this unit students will:


Seminar paper or first essay (1500) : 30%
Journal (1000 words) : 25%
Examination (2 hours) : 45%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar


A sequence of first year subjects


AIS1040, AIS3025