Indigenous Studies (Nura Gili) Course for Summer Term 2020

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Indigenous Australia

Course Code: ATSI1011

Aboriginal peoples have lived on the mainland of Australia for at least 60,000 years and are widely considered to be the oldest continuous cultures on Earth. This course focuses on how Indigenous Australians are using both ancient and modern knowledge to secure their future as unique peoples in a globalised world. You will have the chance to take a local Aboriginal cultural tour, try bush food picked from the plants, engage with Indigenous pop culture and apply your learning to real-life examples.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, peoples and societies. It focuses on the ways the philosophical frameworks of Indigenous knowledge systems continue to inform contemporary Indigenous practice that continues to shape Indigenous identities today. Taught from a range of perspectives, you will develop an understanding of social, cultural, political, economic and ecological aspects of Indigenous knowledge, which are key foundational elements to the Indigenous Studies major.

This course is highly experiential and will introduce you to vibrant examples of Indigenous culture and knowledge. It features guest lectures from local Indigenous experts and community members.

 

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