Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past

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

Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past is about analysing the theories and ideologies of Australian history through its artefacts. In this unit, you will examine the material culture of different stages and groups throughout Australian History.

During this University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia unit, you will learn to critically examine approaches to material culture, including indigenous, historical and modern material culture. By studying material culture, you’ll gain a broad understanding of the conceptual and ethical basis behind material culture analysis.

Upon completion of this unit, you will be adept at analysing a diverse breadth of material culture fields, their approaches, ideologies and findings.

Eligibility

You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:

  • Aboriginal Cultures
  • Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism
  • Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920-Present
  • Segregation, Assimilation and Resistance: Aboriginal People and Government in the 20th Century

Areas of study

In this arts unit, a week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore will be provided in your study materials.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement 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?

Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past delivers an important lesson in current and historical theoretical approaches to Indigenous cultures. The unit is suited to anyone seeking a career in Indigenous services or material cultures academia. As this unit teaches and requires advanced critical thought and analysis, you will also benefit from advancing your adeptness in critical thinking, evaluation and textual analysis.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Things that Matter: the Material Culture of Australia's Past 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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