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Contemporary Indigenous Tasmania

Enrolment code: HAB206/306

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as part of the Police Studies major, or as an elective in other courses

Unit description:

Explores Tasmanian Aboriginal identity, the emergence of distinct Aboriginal communities, and activism since the 1970s. Issues addressed include Aboriginal socialisation processes; contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal associations with the land; the process of Aboriginal identity; manifestations of institutional prejudice, especially relations with the legal system; the level of access to government services such as education, health, housing, and employment; the causes and concerns of Aboriginal activism and the proliferation of Aboriginal political/ community organisations; the impact of Aboriginal activism in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Tasmania. The unit makes use of materials generated by Tasmanian Aborigines and includes lectures by visiting Tasmanian Aborigines.

Staff Ms M Walter For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern int: 2x1-hr lectures fortnightly, 1.5-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks) dist.ed: 2x3-hr classes in Hbt, Ltn Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies  
Mutual exclusions HHB241/341, HGE230/330, HSP206/306  
Assessment mode int: 1,000-word essay (20%), 2,000-word essay (30%), class participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%); dist.ed: 1,000-word essay (20%), 2,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Unit Reader (contact Riawunna for details) Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Aboriginal Studies
Social Ecology
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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