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KCSE4102 - Issues in Indigenous Rights
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Koori Centre
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Karen O'Brien

Classes: Block Mode

Assessment: critical reviews (3x10%), quiz (20%), bibliographic exercise (10%), essay (40%)

This aim of this unit of study is to explore the philosophical, legal and cultural foundations of international and national Indigenous rights. It critically examines the formation of categories of Indigeniety in the ancient, colonial and modern eras, and how such discourses have contributed to systematic denials of Indigenous rights in Australia and other colonised countries. It explores the subsequent evolution of Indigenous rights agendas in modern and postcolonial Australia, and contextualises these developments by investigating various international precedents. The unit will build generic skills in philosophical and historical research and theoretical analysis, encouraging students to develop an informed and independent assessment of contemporary issues in Australian and international Indigenous Rights.Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.
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