Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitMonash Indigenous Centre
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Shannon Faulkhead


Previously coded AAS2060


This unit examines the historical and cultural dimensions of law, law administration and the legal representation of Indigenous peoples in Australia from a critical inter-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include: the recognition of Indigenous customary law, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, mandatory sentencing, intellectual property, heritage protection and the Stolen Generations.


Upon completion of this units students will be able to:

  1. Describe and critically analyse both orally and in writing, the operation of key Australian law and legislature relating to Indigenous cultures and peoples.

  1. Describe and critically analyse the central themes and issues relating to historical and contemporary approaches to Indigenous issues both orally and in writing.


Written work: 100% (5000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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


First year Arts sequence or permission of coordinator


AIS2040, AIS3040