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Indigenous Arts and Cultural Identity (INAM60001)

Graduate coursework level 6Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 6
Subject codeINAM60001
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject investigates aspects of Indigenous Australian culture in Australia with a focus on Victorian Indigenous culture. You develop a sound knowledge of traditions, self-determination and political and cultural history. It is also includes the study of diverse artistic styles, cultural influences, spirituality accross the country as well as authenticity, urban identity and contemporary arts.

Intended learning outcomes

  • have an understanding of the field of Indigenous arts and cultural studies in local, state, national and international contexts;
  • understand the history of Indigenous peoples and the way in which it has shaped cultural traditions and contemporary values;
  • provide a broad knowledge of Indigenous arts as a genre;
  • understand, appreciate and respect the cultural identity of Indigenous peoples and the way this is explored through art.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have gained experience of methods of critical inquiry and argument leading to improved analytical skills;
  • comprehend complex concepts and be able to use this knowledge to problem solve;
  • be able to communicate knowledge ideologically and economically through project writing and tutorial discussion.

Last updated: 9 November 2018