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University of South Australia
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.
You must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit:
In this arts unit, a week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore will be provided in your study materials.
This unit is a core requirement 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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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.
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