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University of South Australia
Archaeology and Aboriginal Studies, an online unit provided by University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia that provides students with a basic introduction to Australian archaeology and some of the major debates which characterise this realm of academia.
The unit is focused on granting students a greater understanding of the field of archaeology, identifies what archaeology reveals or suggests about Australian Aboriginal history, and explores the tools and techniques used by archaeologists to investigate Australia's Aboriginal past. Students will immerse themselves in the predominating narratives and perspectives which have shaped interpretations of archaeological evidence relating to Aboriginal communities, and investigates the links between Aboriginal studies, Aboriginal communities and archaeology.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate a foundational understanding of the nature of the archaeological field and how it has been deployed in the construction of Australia's past.
Students must have successfully completed the following units in order to enrol in this unit:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation for the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is well suited to students interested in pursuing a career or further academic study in the fields of archaeology, history or Aboriginal studies. It may also be of particular relevance to people interested in a career that involves interaction with the Australian indigenous community or that requires knowledge of this particular community, its history and how contemporary Aboriginals interact with their history.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Find out more about government study loans here.
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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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