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FNA1001 First Nations Philosophy and Perspectives

Units : 1
School or Department : College for First Nations
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Our diverse global society is an intersection of different cultural perspectives and philosophies. It is valuable to develop an understanding of the commonalities that form a shared First Nations’ worldview the implications of this in mainstream, ‘western’ society. In an Australian context, it is important to explore the perspectives and philosophy of Australia’s First Nations peoples and for students to have opportunities to connect with rich, alternative knowledges and values that contribute to inter-cultural connection, respect, and equality.

Students in this course will examine the world's First Nations peoples and their collective perspectives and philosophies whilst developing knowledge of the key terminology and concepts that frame discussions around the intersection of First Nations and Western cultures. Through exploration of pre, and post-colonial contexts and the evolving nature of First Nation perspectives and philosophy, students will develop knowledge of the underpinning values, spiritual beliefs, and perspectives of Australia's First Nation peoples, as well as an appreciation of the diversity between and across regions.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023