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  • You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
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INDG3800 Indigenous Ways of Knowing 3 (Advanced)

6 points
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face
Not available in 2021AlbanyMulti-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
This unit provides Level 3 students with the opportunity to study, experience and relate to a range of complex & advanced Indigenous knowledge topics that become available through the School of Indigenous Studies global Indigenous engagement programs. Studying in different locations alongside different host communities will provide first-hand opportunities to experience and investigate complex issues of local, national and global Indigenous rights, sustainable community development, environmental custodianship and cultural well being primarily from an Indigenous perspective.
Students are able to (1) develop an advanced level of understanding and experience by way of appropriately immersing themselves in the day-to-day learning and cultural lifestyles of host Indigenous communities and their settings; (2) actively demonstrate advanced ethical ways of engaging ‘in-country' with different Indigenous peoples and their knowledges, values and belief systems; (3) develop advanced skills to critically analyse representations of cultural heritage, making links to the knowledge of historical and contemporary
contexts in a set of creative multi-media exercises and assessment items; (4) demonstrate high quality advanced communication, citizenship and life-learning skills in both academic and community-based settings; and (5) identify further advanced initiatives for Indigenous study in their respective university learning programs, community service activities, or future professional
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and engagement assessments; (2) workshop presentation; and (3) major report (or approved equivalent). 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)
Carolyn Crook and Dr Elfie Shiosaki
Unit rules
96 points of prior study and approval by the School of Indigenous Studies.
Approved quota: 15—specific eligibility requirements will apply. Based on academic merit and preference on Indigenous and/or Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major students.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
International Field Trip (estimated cost - From $65 per day up to a total of $5000).
Contact hours
Equivalent of 1 hour lecture/seminars and 2 hours of workshops/tutorials over 10 weeks; may be intensively taught over a 3–4 week study tour or in-house study program.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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.