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This subject allows Fellows in the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program to explore contemporary relationships between Indigenous Peoples and settler societies from sociological, political, and social policy perspectives. Adopting a comparative perspective, the subject examines the dynamics of these relationships at national, regional, and global levels, with an emphasis on mechanisms for intervention and reform. It explores the impacts and management of dispossession, Indigenous movements for land rights and self-determination and general movements for reconciliation, enabling comprehensive assessment of the current state of research, policy, and practice.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use theoretical concepts to consider social processes at work in contemporary social challenges concerning Indigenous peoples
- Develop a critical understanding of the ways in which social policy concerning Indigenous peoples constructs society's understandings, including our own
- Analyse contemporary political and economic narratives, theories and systems, how they have developed in settler societies and how they can be/have been challenged
- Develop a critical and informed perspective on the implications of social change for relevant contexts.
In this subject, Fellows will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Critical thinking and reasoning
- Creative thinking and innovation
- Problem solving
- Teamwork and professional networking and collaboration
- Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
- Enhanced writing and communication skills.
Last updated: 10 February 2024