Comparative Indigenous Studies

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

This online Comparative Indigenous Studies unit is provided by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia. By enrolling in this unit, you will develop your existing knowledge of the effects of and responses to colonisation in Australia, the Pacific region and North America. You will examine and analyse a wide range of approaches to comparative studies, and will take an in-depth look at colonialism and pre-colonial cultures.

Indigenous societies will be examined, with a particular focus on culture and ideology, racism, poverty, resistance, assimilation, land rights, treaties, and sovereignty. Indigenous social, economic and political structures will also be considered, as will contemporary political movements. This will equip you with the knowledge you need for further study in the field of Indigenous studies.

This unit is assessed through a 2,250 word report (50%), a 1,500 word essay (35%), and a 750 word review (15%).

Eligibility

Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Comparative Indigenous Studies unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Indigenous studies (3 topics)
  • Australia (5 topics)
  • North America (5 topics)
  • New Zealand (5 topics)

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

After completing this unit, you will understand and be able to discuss the main features of the experience of the Indigenous peoples of Australia, the Pacific region and North America. You will also be able to use suitable frameworks to undertake a comparative analysis of different theories. Your ability to conduct critical analyses will be developed through looking at different approaches to colonisation, as you gain the ability to evaluate various Indigenous responses to colonisation.

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be in a good position for further study in the fields of Indigenous studies, anthropology, and cross-cultural studies. In addition, you will have gained highly polished critical thinking, research, writing and analysis skills – all of which are highly desirable qualities in the job market.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Comparative Indigenous Studies from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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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