Indigenous Arts, Culture and Design

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

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.

Eligibility

: There are no prerequisites for this unit; however, level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area.

Areas of study

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.

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?

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

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Indigenous Arts, Culture and Design from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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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