Broaden your appreciation for Australia’s Indigenous communities and cultures with this online Aboriginal Cultures unit.
Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with the University of South Australia, the unit examines the various facets of Aboriginal culture, with a strong emphasis on the social, economic and political factors that have influenced Aboriginal people since colonisation.
The unit covers everything from the Aboriginal worldview that places the intersecting elements of culture, land and kinship at the centre of their identity, through to the process of colonisation and its subsequent ramifications on Indigenous tribes and communities.
For those studying arts and humanities, this subject is highly recommended, however, the unit would also be highly useful to anyone working in the community and services sector.
There are no formal prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this Aboriginal studies unit, the topics you will study include:
Concepts of culture
Aboriginal worldviews and philosophy (part 1)
Aboriginal worldviews and philosophy (part 2)
Law and society: Aboriginal identity then and now
Social and political organisation
Art in Aboriginal Societies
Relatedness and the environment/economic organisation
Language and ceremony
Culture and colonisation (part 1)
Culture and colonisation (part 2)
Culture, recognition and reconciliation (part 1)
Culture, recognition and reconciliation (part 2)
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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