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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Aims to explain the various roles of Indigenous Australian cultural expressions that have maintained Indigenous cultures in pre- and post-invasion Australian societies. The unit seeks to investigate the interaction between Indigenous and non-Indigenous expressions and to challenge dominant processes of Indigenous exploitation.

Unit content

Topic 1 Overview
Topic 2 Indigenous Australians and the media
Topic 3 Indigenous intellectual and cultural property rights
Topic 4 Orality: oral literature
Topic 5 Iconography: Visual literature
Topic 6 Ritual: dramatic literature

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 define and explain Indigenous Classical and Neo-classical literature Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
2 explain the various roles of Indigenous cultural expression Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
3 describe the ways that Indigenous cultures have been maintained through Indigenous literature in pre- and post-colonial times Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
4 explain the ways that Indigenous people have been exploited given the impact of invasion Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
5 assess the need for legislation that maintains intellectual and cultural property rights Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence
6 challenge dominant processes of Indigenous exploitation. Intellectual rigour Creativity Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. define and explain Indigenous Classical and Neo-classical literature
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. explain the various roles of Indigenous cultural expression
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. describe the ways that Indigenous cultures have been maintained through Indigenous literature in pre- and post-colonial times
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. explain the ways that Indigenous people have been exploited given the impact of invasion
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. assess the need for legislation that maintains intellectual and cultural property rights
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. challenge dominant processes of Indigenous exploitation.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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