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KCSE3203 - Reading Indigenous Writing
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Koori Centre
Offered session(s): 2
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Minter

Classes: Block Mode

Assessment: critical response (3x20%), essay (40%)

The aim of this unit of study is to introduce students to Australian Indigenous literature. It presents students with a range of foundational and contemporary Indigenous authors and their work in the genres of poetry, fiction and autobiographical writing. It develops students' capacities to identify and reflectively engage with such genres by addressing central critical texts and the social, historical and political contexts of Indigenous writing practice. The unit will build generic skills in literary reading, genre identification, critical and theoretical analysis and historical research, and will encouraging students to develop an informed and independent assessment of contemporary Indigenous literature.Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.
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