This unit of study gives an introduction to Indigenous Australian histories prior to 1788. The main themes of this unit will be: Indigenous Australian creation beliefs and epistemologies, the role of ceremony and ritual in traditional Indigenous Australian communities, the structure of traditional Indigenous Australian communities, the diversity of beliefs and customs among traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian communities.
|1.||Articulate an historical overview of Indigenous Australia;|
|2.||Critically analyse and use culturally acceptable inquiry skills;|
|3.||Inquire into and articulate the complex traditional systems of Indigenous Australian communities;|
|4.||Critically reflect on the impact of the diversity of Indigenous Australia; and|
|5.||Analyse and commentate on the impact of colonisation on the traditional life of Indigenous Australia.|
|Presentation||Context discussion (1000 words or equivalent)||20%|
|Essay||Critical reflection on learning outcomes (750 words)||30%|
|Assignment||Written essay on Indigenous Australian traditional systems or historical overview. (1500 words)||50%|
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