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University of South Australia
Indigenous Arts, Culture and Design is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with the University of South Australia. The unit furthers your understanding of the key discourses surrounding Indigenous culture in a global context. The issues covered are relevant not only within this sphere, but within wider discussions about cultural appropriation and authenticity.
The unit begins by exploring the diversity of Indigenous culture itself, exploring its nuances and various archetypes. Following this, you will learn how this culture’s essence has fundamentally changed through interactions with other cultures, and the socio-political implications of this. The end goal is to provide a wider framework for critically analysing culture as it changes across time. Ultimately, this unit tells the story of cultural interaction – how change brought on by globalisation directly conflicts with the desire to protect the integrity of tradition. This then raises questions about the fluid nature of identity in contemporary society.
: There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area.
In this Indigenous Studies unit, the topics you will study include: A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
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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Sophisticated and complex analysis of a culture and its wider societal implications will provide you with critical thinking skills highly desirable to any organisation. The learning process solidifies intellectual rigour, and provides you with a set of analytical skills that are highly transferable to a professional environment. Furthermore, if you are considering a career in academia, undergraduate competencies in Indigenous Studies can provide you with the qualifications to embark on a master’s degree
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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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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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.