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INDG3001: Indigenous Studies Methodologies

In Indigenous Research Methods, students will be encouraged to understand and critically evaluate the range of methodologies used in Indigenous Studies. This will serve as preparation for students' independent research project, also undertaken in the third year, providing them with an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols and ethical approaches to Indigenous Studies research.

Code INDG3001
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Indigenous Studies

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

  • LO1. define and engage with the discipline of Indigenous studies, its history, key ideas and people, and its central cultural and theoretical methodologies
  • LO2. understand the centrality of appropriate cultural protocols for ethical and responsible work in Indigenous studies and when working with Indigenous communities
  • LO3. develop and sustain a critical and responsive research framework for Indigenous studies that recognises community principles and protocols and their importance in the maintenance of well-being and cultural heritage
  • LO4. critically reflect upon Indigenous studies methodologies and situate them in national and transnational social, political and intellectual contexts
  • LO5. undertake research, writing and speaking activities that develop and apply relevant critical and theoretical frameworks to research in Indigenous studies.