IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities (8)

This subject has been designed in module format to provide students with knowledge and understanding of contemporary Indigenous Australian cultures, including the continuity and change between past and present culture; the impact of historical policies and practices upon Indigenous communities and families; issues which are of concern to contemporary Indigenous Australians in the areas of health, education, employment, land, and criminal justice; to situate this knowledge and understanding within broader understandings of Social Justice, Human Rights and Reconciliation.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Dubbo Campus
Session 3 (90)
Dubbo Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
One session
School of Indigenous Australian Studies
Assumed Knowledge

IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories or equivalent knowledge and understanding

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to describe the principles of Social Justice and Human Rights and the continuity and change between past and present Indigenous Australian cultures
  • Be able to examine a range of issues which impact upon Indigenous Australians today
  • Be able to explain the interplay between the trans-generational legacies of colonisation
  • Be able to summarise various government interventions and initiatives, such as the Northern Territory intervention and Closing the Gap, and use an evidence-based approach to analyse their effectiveness
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Social Justice and Human rights
  • Indigenous cultures today: change and continuity between past and present- transgenerational legacies
  • Health and wellbeing and education
  • Employment
  • Criminal and juvenile justice
  • Policies and interventions: Is the gap closing?
  • Heritage Protection
  • Land Rights and Native Title
  • Self-determination and the politics of control
  • Where to from here? Addressing issues of a treaty, sovereignty and reconciliation
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.