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Minor (2020)

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Australian Indigenous Studies

Title Australian Indigenous Studies
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
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Excluded Majors
Excluded Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Australian Indigenous Studies is a dynamic, exciting field of enquiry. This minor explores the resilience of Australian Indigenous peoples - their contemporary cultural expression, life experiences, and aspirations. Students critically engage with and apply a range of theories related to national identity and Indigeneity, decolonisation, and social justice. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to be effective agents of social change. Students who complete this minor may also have the opportunity to complete a work-integrated learning experience in an Indigenous-focused workplace.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

AIS110 Introduction to Indigenous Popular Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 Level Units - 6 credit points

Core Units - 3 credit points

AIS204 Indigenous Australia and the Nation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

AIS206 Country, Nature and Identity: Indigenous Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS256 Reading Reconciliation - 3 points
Not available this year

300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

AIS307 Indigeneity, Critical Theory and Social Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Please Note:
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (or the Bachelor of Laws combined with another degree) may substitute for one of the 200 level requirements in this minor:

LLB203 Indigenous Peoples, Law and Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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