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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Describes epistemicide (a war on knowledge) through the privileging of a material concept of being, and how it informs practice and policy in society and the environment. Investigates the structuring of controversy and evidence to maintain colonial dominion and exploitation.

Unit content

Topic 1: Ontology and Epistemology
Topic 2: Colonising Epistemologies
Topic 3: The Science Wars
Topic 4: Deep Equity
Topic 5: Cognition, Justice and Lifeways

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 evaluate the differences between ways of thinking based on various assumptions concerning the nature of being.
2 critically analyse the conceptions of reality embedded in practice including a review of systems that privilege singular views
3 synthesise through case study examination the impact of cognitive injustice on Indigenous people and culture

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

  1. evaluate the differences between ways of thinking based on various assumptions concerning the nature of being.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. critically analyse the conceptions of reality embedded in practice including a review of systems that privilege singular views
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. synthesise through case study examination the impact of cognitive injustice on Indigenous people and culture
    • GA3:
    • GA7: