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LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to the reality that conceptions of culture differ. The Aboriginal conception of a living culture is presented through examples from traditional historic and contemporary events. Practices in Aboriginal cultural strengths and resilience, from spiritual connection to everyday humour, are investigated.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding Culture

  • Definition/defining
  • Implicate Order

Topic 2: Ceremony

  • Relations
  • Process

Topic 3: Care, Share, Know, Respect

  • Protection
  • Dignity

Topic 4: Resistance Culture

  • Murri Time
  • Social Utility

Topic 5: Life Satisfaction

  • Creativity
  • Humour

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1summarise how conceptions of culture differ across cultures Ethical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
2identify the dimensions of culture including the ways that culture imparts reality and significance to social ‘goods’ CreativityCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
3demonstrate an understanding of visible and invisible objects and how movements and dimensions of culture inform minority resistance and resilience within colonial dominion.CreativityEthical practiceCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. summarise how conceptions of culture differ across cultures
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. identify the dimensions of culture including the ways that culture imparts reality and significance to social ‘goods’
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. demonstrate an understanding of visible and invisible objects and how movements and dimensions of culture inform minority resistance and resilience within colonial dominion.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%
Journal20%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Annotated bibliography30%
Essay50%
Journal20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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