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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to the reality that conceptions of culture differ. The Aboriginal conception of a living culture is presented through examples from traditional historic and contemporary events. Practices in Aboriginal cultural strengths and resilience, from spiritual connection to everyday humour, are investigated.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding Culture

  • Definition/defining
  • Implicate Order

Topic 2: Ceremony

  • Relations
  • Process

Topic 3: Care, Share, Know, Respect

  • Protection
  • Dignity

Topic 4: Resistance Culture

  • Murri Time
  • Social Utility

Topic 5: Life Satisfaction

  • Creativity
  • Humour

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: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 summarise how conceptions of culture differ across cultures
2 identify the dimensions of culture including the ways that culture imparts reality and significance to social ‘goods’
3 demonstrate an understanding of visible and invisible objects and how movements and dimensions of culture inform minority resistance and resilience within colonial dominion.

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

  1. summarise how conceptions of culture differ across cultures
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. identify the dimensions of culture including the ways that culture imparts reality and significance to social ‘goods’
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of visible and invisible objects and how movements and dimensions of culture inform minority resistance and resilience within colonial dominion.
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.