Specialisation

Sub-major - Indigenous Australian Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1049.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


What does it mean to live in Indigenous Australia? The Indigenous Australian Studies sub-major offers students the exciting opportunity to acquire key cultural competencies that will enable them to understand and work more effectively with Indigenous Australians in professions such as the arts, communications, media industries; education; government and non-government; policy; health; sciences; and community services. The Indigenous Australian Studies sub-major addresses the cultural, historical, social and economic issues affecting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians and relationships.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal enquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Sub-major Structure

Students must successfully complete 40 credit points from the units below.

Students must complete the following compulsory unit

101751 Contextualising Indigenous Australia (Day Mode)

Students must also complete 3 units from the following pool

Level 1 unit

102805 Indigenous Landscapes

Level 2 units

101752 Pigments of the Imagination
101753 Revaluing Indigenous Economics (Day Mode)
101754 From Corroborees to Curtain Raisers (Day Mode)
101755 From Ochre to Acrylics to New Technologies

Level 3 units

101756 Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners
101757 The Making of the `Aborigines'
101758 Learning through Indigenous Australian Community Service (Day Mode)
101759 Rethinking Research with Indigenous Australians: Independent Study Project (Day Mode)

Equivalent Specialisation Units

The Level 3 unit listed below counts towards completion of the Sub-major for students who successfully completed the unit in 2019 or earlier.

100961 - Humanities Internship

The Level 1 unit listed below counts towards completion of the Sub-major for students who successfully completed the unit in Autumn 2020 or earlier.

101878 - Indigenous Landscapes



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