Indigenous Philosophy: Contesting Knowledge in Social Science is an online unit which provides an introduction to Indigenous knowledge systems and theory through a chronology of key historical moments in the acquisition of knowledge. Provided by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia, it aims to teach students to understand the nature, foundations, scope and validity of knowledge.
Commencing with the emergence of agriculture and the classical civilisations, you will progress through history and conclude with decolonisation, postcolonialism and globalisation. In the process, you will evaluate how historical movements have contributed to different knowledge systems, and will critically review the emergence of the social sciences and the extent to which they have included or excluded Indigenous theory and philosophy.
As well as studying the past, you will also consider the future of Indigenous knowledge and critically evaluate the universalisation of key concepts in philosophy and theory.
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Areas of study
In the Indigenous Philosophy: Contesting Knowledge in Social Science unit, the topics you will study include:
The first great transition: the emergence of agriculture
The Renaissance: the emergence of the modern scientific consciousness
Colonialism, science, capitalism, enlightenment thought
The Industrial Revolution
The social sciences
Different knowledge systems
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies), University of South Australia
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
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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Indigenous Philosophy: Contesting Knowledge in Social Science provides you with a crucial introduction to Indigenous philosophy in relation to other knowledge systems, across space and time. The unit’s comparative element will bolster your understanding of Indigenous studies, while also building your awareness of the wider history of knowledge. In addition, by dealing with complex ideas, you will enhance your ability to process and communicate advanced theories.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Indigenous Philosophy: Contesting Knowledge in Social Science from the University of South Australia.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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