These units introduce students to the broad and diverse field of Indigenous Studies. The minor investigates a range of issues that influence the lives and experiences of a number of Indigenous peoples throughout the world, with a focus on Indigenous Australians. Beginning with a broad introduction to Indigenous Australia, each of the units allows students to explore theoretical and practical topics in order to gain and develop a better understanding of Indigenous cultures in contemporary Australian society. Utilising a range of teaching methods, including excursions and guest speakers, students will learn about effects of colonialism, aspects of contemporary spirituality, issues of identity and representation, and Indigenous Entrepreneurship.
Minors are a prescribed set of units that may broaden a student’s learning, knowledge and skill set by introducing them to a new discipline area or expanding on topics covered in their major.
A unit can only be counted once as part of a major, co-major or minor. Minors contain no elective choice and are made up of 4 units (50 cps). Subject to faculty approval some unit substitution is allowable.