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|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
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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.
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
106-242 Aboriginal Land, Law and Philosophy
Recommended background knowledge
100-181 Australian Indigenous Studies; MULT10001 Australian Indigenous Studies or MULT10001 Aboriginalities.
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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
- 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
Coordinator Nico Taylor Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Total 30 hours: a 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week throughout semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
A Subject Reader will be available.
- Subject notes
This subject is available to Bachelor of Arts continuing students at either level 2 or 3, in order to complete a major in Australian Indigenous Studies.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Australian Indigenous Studies
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.