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INDG1001: Introduction to Indigenous Cultures

This unit introduces students to Indigenous Australia in a stimulating, in-depth study of traditional and contemporary forms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expression. Ranging from the Dreaming and ancient knowledges, ceremony and lore, to the lives and societies of Indigenous peoples today, students learn in areas such Aboriginal kinship, language, story and art, Indigenous agriculture, aquaculture and astronomy, and contemporary Indigenous cultures and cultural currents.

Code INDG1001
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an introductory understanding of Indigenous Australian knowledges, histories and cultures, including an understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions, cultural values and world-views
  • LO2. demonstrate an introductory understanding of the value of Indigenous customary laws, beliefs and traditions, and the centrality of country, kinship, language and cultural expression to community, cultural and ecological wellbeing
  • LO3. demonstrate an introductory understanding of the centrality of Indigenous culture to contemporary Indigenous life and wellbeing
  • LO4. demonstrate competent communication skills across a variety of mediums—verbally, textually and online—in ways that are inclusive, respectful and aware of appropriate terminology
  • LO5. apply skills in working effectively with people in intercultural settings.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.