INDG1160 Boodjar Moort Katitjin: Introduction to Indigenous Heritage and Knowledge

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Semester 1AlbanyMulti-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequences
  • Level 1 option in the Gender Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit examines Aboriginal memory, culture and language from the south of Western Australia with a focus on Noongar heritage and cultural continuity. Students visit sites of significance and engage with a variety of guest speakers. Through this engagement, students are encouraged to explore a variety of modes to communicate knowledge. There is an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal historical and cultural relationships to specific localities.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives and issues in the south of Western Australia; (2) critically analyse these perspectives and issues; (3) research the historical and cultural importance of a specific locality and demonstrate knowledge of the subject in writing, employing Aboriginal voices where appropriate; (4) engage with experiences in the field and connect these experiences to cultural and historical contexts; (5) demonstrate communicative skills in research essay writing; and (6) demonstrate independent research skills in sourcing information and referencing.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) engagement and participation assessments; (2) workshop presentation; and (3) final report. 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)
Professor Leonard Collard
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):
Field Trip Rottnest - 1 Day (estimated cost - Up to $60 per day).
Contact hours
lectures, tutorial/workshops and field trips
Note
Students are advised that this unit may have incidental fees of up to $55 per field trip within the metropolitan area. Students must participate in all compulsory field trips as listed in the unit outline.
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.