The Aboriginal Studies program facilitates understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, past and present relationships between indigenous Australians and other peoples (nationally and internationally) and the development of intercultural competence.
It is a broadly based cross-disciplinary enquiry that draws on contemporary theories and established traditions of the humanities and social sciences, situates local and national issues within international flows and frameworks, and engages with issues of sustainability and change.
Aboriginal studies is useful for any work in the public sector and also enhances more vocationally oriented degree programs such as social work, nursing, police studies, education, tourism and journalism, thereby contributing to the capacity of graduates to operate as informed and sensitive professionals in multi-cultural Australia.
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Potential graduate career pathways:
Undergraduate courses with a specialisation in Aboriginal Studies:
Aboriginal Studies can also been undertaken as student electives from other courses across the University of Tasmania and is a complimentary area of study for students undertaking vocationally oriented degree programs such as Business Law, Education, Nursing and Tourism.
Postgraduate courses with a specialisation in Aboriginal Studies:
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Arts
23 April, 2013