Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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 2014
Coordinator(s)Dr. Rachel Standfield


Previously coded AAS2020


The unit focuses on theories of race and issues of ethnicity, prejudice and racism, with particular emphasis on the continuities and discontinuities of discourses on 'race' in Australia; language use in a multicultural context; the uses of opinion polls; the representation of Indigenous people in the media and other forms of popular culture; multiculturalism and Indigenous people. The value of an interdisciplinary approach to these topics is highlighted.


Upon completion of this unit students should have gained an understanding of:

  1. the relationship between Indigenous Australians and social institutions
  2. how theories of race and experiences of racism continue to impact upon Indigenous people;
  3. in addition engaged with issues of research and research methodologies in relation to racism and prejudice in contemporary Australia.


Written work: 90% (4500 words)
Oral Presentation 10% (500 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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


First-year sequence in a related Area of Study or permission of the unit coordinator