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Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy (AIND20005)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeAIND20005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy will provide students who have completed the first year introductory MULT10001 Aboriginalities subject with a more detailed and complex understanding of some of the key themes in this study area. It will utilise the physical, symbolic and metaphysical role of land and country in Australian Indigenous society as a starting point for the consideration of critical issues in Indigenous and Settler relations in contemporary Australia. Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy will enable the development of a deep and nuanced engagement with a selection of major issues. These may include land tenure, crime and punishment, political representation, social policy, cultural production, governance and economics. Using land and country as a base, these issues will be explored from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives and from the interdsciplinary perspective of Literary Studies, Philosophy and Law. The interdisciplinary fusion of Literary Studies with Philosophy and Law will create a divergent interrogation of how land, possession and dispossession has influenced materially, legally and theoretically the experience of Indigenous Australians.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should have:

  • developed appropriate skills in reading literary, legal and philosophical texts;
  • attained an appreciation of the diversity of disciplinary content, forms and discourses, and be able to engage in critical analyses of the interdisciplinary intersections on major issues in this subject;
  • developed an informed position capable of critique yet sensitive to the politics of the Australian Indigenous experience of land, possession and dispossession; and
  • applied critical and analytical skills and methods to an independent research project, which communicates complex ideas clearly and comprehensively.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:

  • have developed understanding of relevant critical theories and methods;
  • be able to work effectively as an individual and member of class;
  • be competent in the use of a wide range of research applications and resources;
  • communicate complex ideas clearly and comprehensively; and
  • produce high quality written material in a timely manner.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

106-242 Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy

Recommended background knowledge

100-181 Australian Indigenous Studies; MULT10001 Australian Indigenous Studies or MULT10001 Aboriginalities.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MULT10001 Aboriginalities
Semester 2
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Tutorial participation and a 10-minute class presentation (10%), done through the semester
  • An essay of 1,500 words (30%), due mid-semester
  • An essay of 2500 words (60%), due in the examination period
  • This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorNico Taylor
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursTotal 30 hours: a 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week throughout semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 13 February 2019