UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Teina Te Hemara

This major gives you the opportunity to learn from the oldest continuing culture in the world: 60,000 years' worth of living, breathing and adapting. It is a mixture of History, Anthropology and Sociology with everything interconnected and related. There is so much to learn from Indigenous peoples, and their knowledge, history and heritage should make every Australian feel proud.

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major

The Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major comprises an interdisciplinary course that will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the history, culture and philosophy of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. The units offered enable you to critically engage with the issues covered, across a number of disciplines, and connect to contemporary Australian social issues. Studying a major in Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage will give you a strong grounding in Aboriginal knowledge systems as well as Western disciplinary constructs around Indigenous knowledge and peoples. Graduates gain a broad understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal people, and their ability to work appropriately and effectively with Indigenous peoples is enhanced. They increase their ability to work in culturally competent ways and develop flexible, generic and portable skills essential to a changing global environment.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate a knowledge of the experience, history and culture of Aboriginal peoples with a particular focus on Western Australia; (2) demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous systems of knowledge and the relevance of these systems across a broad range of disciplines; (3) critically evaluate representations of Aboriginal peoples in historical and academic discourse; (4) demonstrate a knowledge of ethical paradigms in Aboriginal research and conduct independent research; (5) demonstrate an awareness of the major historical and cultural issues that inform present day Aboriginal disadvantage; and (6) clearly express ideas in discussion and writing.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
  • one Level 1 complementary unit
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 INDG1150 Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our Backyard Incompatibility: HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S1 INDG1160 Boodjar Moort Katitjin: Introduction to Indigenous Heritage and Knowledge None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from this group.
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 HUMA1901 English Language and Academic Communication I None
S1, S2 HUMA1902 English Language and Academic Communication II None

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S2 INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit or equivalent
Incompatibility: INDG1140 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S2 INDG2600 Indigenous Representation Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
Incompatibility: VISA2051 Curatorial Practices; INDG3500 Image, Representation and Appropriation
NS INDG2800 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 2 (Intermediate) Prerequisites: 48 Points of successful prior study and approval by the School of Indigenous Studies.
N/A VISA2051 Curatorial Practices Prerequisites: one of the following: VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording, VISA1051 Art in the Environment, VISA1052 Art of Expression, VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means, VISA1054 Art of Drawing
Incompatibility: INDG2600 Indigenous Representation

Level 3

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 INDG3300 Indigenous Research Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HIST3014 Intimate Strangers: Journeys in Australian History Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History or any Level 2 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major
S1 INDG3400 Indigenous People and Global Issues Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
N/A INDG3600 Indigenous Design Studio Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
S2 INDG3700 Sharing Space Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
NS INDG3800 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 3 (Advanced) Prerequisites: 96 points of prior study and approval by the School of Indigenous Studies.

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-INKHH (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-INKHH-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 INDG1150 Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our Backyard Incompatibility: HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S1 INDG1160 Boodjar Moort Katitjin: Introduction to Indigenous Heritage and Knowledge None

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S2 INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit or equivalent
Incompatibility: INDG1140 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
S2 INDG2600 Indigenous Representation Prerequisites: any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
Incompatibility: VISA2051 Curatorial Practices; INDG3500 Image, Representation and Appropriation
NS INDG2800 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 2 (Intermediate) Prerequisites: 48 Points of successful prior study and approval by the School of Indigenous Studies.
N/A VISA2051 Curatorial Practices Prerequisites: one of the following: VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording, VISA1051 Art in the Environment, VISA1052 Art of Expression, VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means, VISA1054 Art of Drawing
Incompatibility: INDG2600 Indigenous Representation

Level 3

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 INDG3300 Indigenous Research Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HIST3014 Intimate Strangers: Journeys in Australian History Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History or any Level 2 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major
S1 INDG3400 Indigenous People and Global Issues Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
N/A INDG3600 Indigenous Design Studio Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2400 Looking South: Noongar Voices or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
S2 INDG3700 Sharing Space Prerequisites: INDG2300 Indigenous Knowledge: Mind, Body and Spirit or INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West or INDG2600 Indigenous Representation or INDG2700 Knowing Country: The Dreaming and Darwin
NS INDG3800 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 3 (Advanced) Prerequisites: 96 points of prior study and approval by the School of Indigenous Studies.

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-INKHH (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage can also be taken as a degree-specific major.