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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Law and Justice

Unit aim

Introduces students to Indigenous Jurisprudence by examining Country as the source of lawful relations. Students engage in collaborative, narrative and land-based learning approaches with scholars and Indigenous Legal/Knowledge authorities, learning to enact protocols for respectful engagement with Indigenous Jurisprudence.

Unit content

This unit covers the following topics:

  1. Living with multiple legalities
  2. Learning from and relating to Indigenous Jurisprudence
  3. Legal patterning and Indigenous Jurisprudence: how and where laws ‘live’
  4. Respectful dialogue: speaking with (not to) Indigenous Jurisprudence

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the cosmologies, ontologies and epistemologies that underpin and are enacted through Indigenous Jurisprudence, including the interconnectedness of law, culture, kinship, knowledge, language and Country.
2 Explain the significance of legal patterning in terms of people-Country-law relationships and the broader relevance of Indigenous Jurisprudence to Australian society.
3 Critically reflect upon one’s own situatedness in relation to Indigenous Jurisprudence and Country.
4 Demonstrate a capacity to engage in respectful and culturally safe dialogue.

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the cosmologies, ontologies and epistemologies that underpin and are enacted through Indigenous Jurisprudence, including the interconnectedness of law, culture, kinship, knowledge, language and Country.
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  2. Explain the significance of legal patterning in terms of people-Country-law relationships and the broader relevance of Indigenous Jurisprudence to Australian society.
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. Critically reflect upon one’s own situatedness in relation to Indigenous Jurisprudence and Country.
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. Demonstrate a capacity to engage in respectful and culturally safe dialogue.
    • GA3:
    • GA7: