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|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
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This subject will introduce students to key thinkers and concepts in Aboriginal governance, community and cultural activism, Aboriginal advancement, self-determination and social justice. Key Thinkers and Concepts will allow students who have completed the first year MULT10001 Aboriginalities subject, to form a deeper and more profound understanding of the field of contemporary Australian Indigenous Studies. Intellectuals whose ideas may be studied include anthropologists WEH Stanner, Eric Michaels, Cultural Studies theorist Steven Muecke, Cultural Nationalists, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Kevin Gilbert and Mudrooroo, Reconciliation and Social Justice thinkers Patrick and Mick Dodson, conservative thinkers Warren Mundine and Noel Pearson, and novelist and legal theorist Larissa Behrendt.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- a qualitative appreciation of the range and variety of Aboriginal and Settler perspectives on key issues affecting Aboriginal communities and the broader Australian community;
- the ability to make informed distinctions and carry out analyses of Aboriginal and Settler intellectual positions;
- be able to understand how these thinkers have influenced and continue to influence Australian intellectual, cultural and political discourses and policies; and
- applied critical and analytical skills and methods to an independent research project, which provides a clear and comprehensive analysis of a key thinker or concept.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- have a 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
106-250 Key Thinkers and Concepts
Recommended background knowledge
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 paper presentation (10%), done throughout the semester
- An essay of 1,500 words (30%), due mid-semester
- An essay of 2,500 words (60%), due in the examination period
- This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance and regular tutorial participation. 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 1
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 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Prof. Paul Tapsell
Time commitment details
A subject reader will be available.
- 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.