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INDG3400 Indigenous People and Global Issues

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 1AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit positions Australia's Indigenous people in a global context, highlighting areas of shared world views, knowledge, practices and experience with particular reference to the first nations of America. Students are introduced to the legal and social structures that have been set up to protect and share Indigenous cultural material both tangible and intangible.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the differences and similarities between Indigenous people in America and Australia; (2) understand the position Indigenous people occupy in a global world and the current pressures and issues they face; (3) demonstrate an understanding of relevant United Nations instruments that relate to Indigenous people; and (4) research a substantial issue on Indigenous people and the global world and produce this research in writing.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation assessments; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Melville Thomas
Unit rules
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
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
seminars/workshops: 1 hr per week; tutorials: 2 hrs per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.