IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)

This subject develops knowledge of Indigenous Australian peoples' varied and diverse realities. It will enhance understandings of the effects of historical and contemporary policy and practices on the lives of Indigenous Australian peoples. It examines a range of social, cultural, historical, and institutional factors that impact on the contemporary experiences of Indigenous Australian and non-Indigenous Australian peoples using a relational framework. It develops skills in critical thinking, reflection, and analysis for reflexive practice within diverse professions.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Dubbo Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Dubbo Campus
Session 3 (90)
Online
Dubbo Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: IKC101. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Subject Relationships

IKC100 Indigenous Health
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC300 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Race and Representation
IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IKC202 Indigenous Australians and Literatures: Critical Endeavours
IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities
IKC302 Human Rights and Indigenous Australians

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to investigate, compare and reflect on standpoint to explain Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples' historical positioning;
  • be able to describe, analyse and theorise individual and collective standpoint in relation to Indigenous peoples' experiences of Australian history;
  • be able to critically reflect on the factors that have shaped historical and contemporary engagement with Indigenous communities and Indigenous peoples and critique deficit paradigms as they relate to Indigenous Australians;
  • be able to critically examine how racialised power and privilege influence historical and contemporary structures of Australian society and its institutions; and
  • be able to refine, review, relate and map new knowledge and understandings to demonstrate ethical professional practice, and to explore principles for respectful partnerships with Indigenous communities.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Histories, stories, and story-making (Investigate, Compare, Reflect)
  • Standpoint investigations
  • Social, cultural, and historical positioning
  • Self-reflection and reflexivity using a relational framework
  • Multiple perspectives on Australian culture and history
  • Module 2: Construction of Knowledge (Describe, Analyse, Apply)
  • Connecting story, place, and professions
  • Historical and contemporary policies and practices
  • Race, racialisation, and culture
  • Reflexive examination of individual standpoints
  • Module 3: Professional Responsibilities (Refine, Review, Relate, Map)
  • Mapping professional practice
  • Ethics and professional responsibilities
  • Conceptualising a project

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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