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 academic staff, Indigenous Australian Studies units are offered through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and are available to all students as a Table A major.


How do you major in Indigenous Australian Studies?
Units of Study offered in the Indigenous Australian Studies major 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.

Students commencing in 2014
To major in Indigenous Australian Studies you must complete 36 senior credits points (generally 6 units) of Indigenous Australian Studies units. These must include the compulsory unit, KOCR2600 Indigenous Australia: An Introduction, and 6 credit points taken at senior-advanced (3000) level. The remaining 24 credit points can be taken from 2000 and 3000 level units of study coded KOCR, or listed as electives in the Indigenous Australian Studies table of units of study.

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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


Continuing students who enrolled prior to 2014
To major in Indigenous Australian Studies you must complete 36 senior credits points (generally 6 units) of Indigenous Australian Studies units. These must include the compulsory unit, KOCR2600 Indigenous Australia: An Introduction. The remaining 24 credit points can be taken from 2000 and 3000 level units of study coded KOCR, or cross-listed as electives in the Indigenous Australian Studies table of units of study.

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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

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