Faculty of Arts

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary Major which links together INDS subjects and a number of subjects offered by the Faculties of Arts, Creative Arts, Education, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Law and Science, to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a coherent program in the study of Indigenous Australia.

Major Study

The Major consists of three core subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts Indigenous Studies Unit together with a choice of subjects offered by other participating Faculties. Students are advised to consult with the Indigenous Studies Unit about available subjects prior to enrolment.

A Major in Indigenous Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 52 credit points, consisting of at least 12 credit points at 100-level, 16 credit points at 200-level and 24 credit points at 300-level. The Major must include INDS150, INDS200 and INDS300.

Double Major

A majority of the Indigenous Studies subjects are drawn from the offerings of a number of faculties and it is possible for students to complete a second Major. Students are encouraged to look closely at this option, particularly if they are contemplating postgraduate study.

Minor Study

A Minor in Indigenous Studies will consist of the three core subjects (INDS150, INDS200 and INDS300) and one other subject from the subjects prescribed for the Major (see Study Program below). Students may not cross-count any subjects from the Minor in any other Minor or Major study.

Honours

See Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Study Program

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit Points

Session

Core Subjects

INDS150

Introduction to Indigenous Australia

6

Autumn/Spring

INDS200

Identity, History and Resilience

8

Autumn

INDS300

Indigenous Peoples and Decolonisation: Global Perspectives

8

Spring

100 level

AUST102

Locating Australia

6

Spring

EESC104

The Human Environment: Problems and Change

6

Spring

PHIL151

Practical Reasoning

6

Spring

POL141

Change and Debate in Contemporary Australian politics

6

Summer

SHS130

Public Health: Current Issues and Determinants

6

Autumn

SOC103

Introduction to Sociology

6

Autumn

VISA123

Introduction to Aboriginal Arts and Society

6

Autumn

200 level

INDS201

Redefining Eden: Indigenous Peoples and the Environment

8

Autumn

INDS202

Indigenous Self-Representation in Contemporary Texts

8

Spring

ARTS201

Regional Australia Society and Environment: A Field Study

8

N/O 2011

ARTS202

International Studies

8

N/O 2011

EESC214

Discovering Down Under: A Geography of Australia

8

N/O 2011

EESC215

Environmental Impact of Societies

8

Spring

HIST239

Water in Australia: An Environmental History

8

Spring

NMIH240

Current Services in Indigenous Health

6

Autumn

NMIH242

Functional Community Structures

6

Autumn

PHIL206

Practical Ethics

8

Autumn

PHIL232

Political Philosophy

8

N/O 2011

SHS230

Contemporary Population Health Issues

6

Autumn

SOC231

Social Research Methods

8

Spring

300 level

INDS301

Indigenous Youth and Cultural Production

8

Autumn

INDS350

Special Topic in Indigenous Studies

8

Autumn/Spring

EESC307

Spaces, Places and Identities: Qualitative Research Design

8

Autumn

EESC308

Environmental and Heritage Management

8

Spring

ENGL375

Australia Fair: Post-Federation Australian Literature

8

Autumn

HIST350

Debates in Australian Cultural History

8

Autumn

LAW344

Indigenous Peoples and Legal Systems

6

Spring

NMIH327

Health and Human Ecology

6

Autumn

NMIH341

Research in Indigenous Health

6

N/O 2011

PHIL390

Advanced Political Philosophy

8

N/O 2011

SHS331

Social Determinants of Indigenous Health

6

Spring

SOC305

Race and Ethnicity

8

N/O 2011

VISA321

Introduction to Indigenous Arts and Visual Culture

6

Autumn

Other Information

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: Arts - fac-arts@uow.edu.au