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ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
School or Department : Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


This course introduces and engages students with contemporary Indigenous Australian politics, societies and issues in the comparative context of settler colonial societies. This course will provide students with the opportunity to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content and contexts.

This course will introduce students to a broad range of issues of relevance to contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. While there will be emphasis on South East and Western Queensland, students will also gain an understanding of regional variation and place based cultures across Australia. Issues will include, but not be limited to, identity, land, history, policy and politics. Through an analysis of contemporary society, the course will examine the historical dispossession and exclusion that left Aboriginal and Islander peoples as non-citizens and without rights. The process to 'reconciliation' through citizenship and self-determination/management and the current debates around sovereignty, constitutional recognition and Treaties will all be explored. This course will privilege Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders writers/theorists, elders and positions.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023