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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Wayne Thorpe


Previously coded AIS1060


This Unit will explore two particular issues. First, it will introduce students to Aboriginal Research. Second, it will analyse Indigenous engagement with governments and various stakeholders for historical records and information about Aboriginal history. In particular, the Unit will look at research methodologies into the culture, kinship, connection, protocols, governance, and partnerships including archiving historical data.


On successful completion of this Unit, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of Aboriginal Studies.
  2. An awareness of Aboriginal engagement with governments and various stakeholders of historical records.
  3. The ability to analyse a range of issues, such as culture, kinship, connection, protocols, governance and partnerships, and be able to maintain their own viewpoint on these issues.
  4. Skills in academic writing and information literacy.


Class presentation (10-15 minutes): 20%
Essay (1500 words): 35%
Class test (2 hours): 45%

Contact hours

One three-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Australian Indigenous studies