UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCY5104 Working with Stakeholders

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides an in-depth introduction to working with stakeholders. It focuses on working with Indigenous communities, particularly on how to work positively with Australian Aboriginal people. This requires developing an understanding of how archaeology has operated in the past, the nature of Aboriginal knowledge in relation to archaeological information, and an understanding of the basic level of cultural literacy required for ethical and professional archaeological practice. This knowledge is part of the archaeological process from planning, project design, funding, approvals, research design, community consultation, developing of partnerships, sampling decisions, development of appropriate methodology, to field logistics, execution of work, site mitigation and basics of reporting. Experts in Aboriginal worldviews and knowledges, and in working with communities, discuss their experiences. Scenarios are developed for various case studies to explore these issues. The case studies are drawn from various subfields of Australian archaeology such as rock art, maritime archaeology, historical and Indigenous archaeology. Students are provided with the basic tools to understand the diverse aspects of ethical and literate archaeological practice.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate familiarity with the need to develop ethical and culturally literate practice and (2) demonstrate awareness of basic skills in planning and project management as relevant to working with communities.
Assessment This comprises submitted exercises and a major essay.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Sean Winter and Professor Leonard Collard
Unit rules
Approved quota: 30—determined on a case-by-case basis with weight given to past academic results; Indigenous students are particularly encouraged to enrol
Contact hours 6–8 weeks in July to September
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCY5104/TS-U-4E/2017

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