Courses - Faculty of Arts


Indigenous Studies

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

INDIGEN 700
30 Points

Indigenous Theories

Topics include cultural autonomy, political inclusion, land claims, urbanisation and indigenous rights. Through a close reading of key texts and engaging in seminar discussions, students will deepen their insight into the knowledge systems that embody indigenous world views and be able to critically and analytically engage with historical and contemporary issues in Indigenous Studies.

INDIGEN 701
15 Points

Special Topic

INDIGEN 702
30 Points

Special Topic

INDIGEN 710
15 Points

Indigenous Methodologies

Research had been a powerful tool of colonisation. This course seeks to explore traditional and new methodologies that are robust, ethical and culturally informed to study Indigenous and Indigenous-related issues. In developing an understanding of relevant methodologies, ethics/tikanga and cultural understanding in Indigenous Studies students will gain knowledge of the links between Indigenous epistemology, research methodology and application.

INDIGEN 711
30 Points

Indigenous Environmental Politics

Examines contemporary issues related to Indigenous peoples and the environment. There will be a particular focus on the interface between Indigenous peoples, governments and corporate bodies. Topics may include Indigenous responses to environmental degradation; Indigenous peoples and extractive industries; sustainable development; Indigenous environmental protest movements; land and treaty rights; traditional knowledge and resource protection; and Indigenous peoples and climate change.

INDIGEN 712
30 Points

Indigenous Psychologies

Examines the historical and material circumstances Indigenous peoples face and the emergence and development of Indigenous psychologies to respond to a range of social and psychological challenges. Covers topics relevant to Indigenous and non-Indigenous survival and flourishing including cultural contributions to health and collective and individual wellbeing.

INDIGEN 792
45 Points

INDIGEN 792A
30 Points

INDIGEN 792B
15 Points

Dissertation

Examines key research issues for indigenous peoples. Students will develop a focused understanding of relevant methodologies, ethics and cultural understandings in Indigenous Studies. Students will develop a research project that identifies a particular indigenous issue and implement an appropriate methodology.

To complete this course students must enrol in INDIGEN 792 A and B, or INDIGEN 792

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