Indigenous Australian Studies
What is Indigenous Australian Studies?
Indigenous Australian Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study. It gives students an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge systems, and draws upon the ideas and methods of disciplines including history, literature, sociology health, linguistics, film and archaeology to examine the scholarly and everyday construction of knowledges about Indigenous peoples, experiences and histories.
Taught by Koori Centre academic staff, Indigenous Australian Studies units are offered through the Faculty of Arts and are available to all students as a Part A major.
How do you major in Indigenous Australian Studies?
To major in Indigenous Australian Studies you must complete 36 senior credits points (generally 6 units) of Indigenous Australian Studies units. These can be Koori Centre units of study only or you can select up to 18 credit points (generally 3 units) of cross listed units. Cross listed units are offered through the Faculty of Arts.
The new units reflect the evolving discipline of Indigenous Studies and articulate the many voices, perspectives and priorities of Indigenous Australian peoples and communities. Students are given the opportunity to engage in analysis, discussion and debate around key issues that are of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Some of these issues include language revitalization, the burgeoning field of Indigenous film and literature, the ongoing efforts to improve Indigenous health outcomes and the broader pursuit of Indigenous self-determination and social justice.
Contact the Koori Centre to find out more about how you can build an Indigenous Australian Studies major that complements your study program.
All these units of study may be undertaken by cross-institutional study
Cross-institutional applications available at: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/current_students/undergraduate/cross-institutional_study.shtml
|Semester 1 - 2013||Semester 2 - 2013|
|KOCR2600 Introduction to Indigenous Australia||KOCR2600 Introduction to Indigenous Australia|
|KOCR2604 Politics of Identity, Gender and Knowledge||KOCR2602 Issues in Indigenous Rights|
|KOCR2603 Indigenous Health & Communities||KOCR2610 Indigenous Community Development|
|KOCR2605 Speaking Gamilaraay 1||KOCR2608 Speaking Gamilaraay 2|
|KOCR2607 Indigenous Creative Expression||KOCR2611 Issues in Indenous Histories|
|KOCR2612 Introduction to Aboriginal Literature||KOCR3607 Re-awakening Australian Language|
|KOCR3602 Race, Racism & Indigenous Australia||KOCR3612 Transnational Indigenous Poetics|
Approved Crosslisted Units of Study
- ANTH2630 Indigenous Australians and Modernity
- ARCA2605 Archaeology of Aboriginal Australia
- ARHT2636 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art
- HSTY2677 Australia: Politics and Nation
- LNGS2611 Australia's Indigenous Languages
- SLSS2604 Indigenous Social and Legal Justice
To view all Indigenous Australian Studies units of study please visit:
IAS Units of Study
Koori Centre Handbook
For further information regarding Indigenous Australian Studies and other courses offered by the Koori Centre, please visit our Online Handbook
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