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INDG19015 - Aboriginal Cultures and Country

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit examines Aboriginal cultures and their relationships with the land. Topics include the study of social organisations, beliefs and value systems, human ecology and human-land relationships, and contemporary land issues. A theme of cultures adapting to the changing natural and human environments is developed throughout the unit. A feature of this unit is its use of perspectives and commentaries by Aboriginal persons which will accompany each major topic.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 39.13% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
It would be good to have a quicker return on graded assessment.
Recommendation
In 2018, with a new Unit Coordinator in place, the emphasis will be on a faster return of graded assessment, while still maintaining comprehensive and constructive feedback.
Action Taken
This was implemented in 2018 by the new tutor.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
I received no feedback from students in terms of suggesting changes to the content but a few suggested less readings
Recommendation
As I will teach the unit for the first time this semester, 2019, I will review the readings while ensuring the offering meets the requirements for depth, quality, critical thinking and contemporary relevance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. describe Aboriginal social organisation and belief systems, and how land is a central element of both
  2. describe the nature of the human ecology of Aboriginal cultures, including economic land use and management in both traditional and contemporary societies
  3. investigate and explain the concepts of land rights and the way in which contemporary Aboriginal societies view the land
  4. explain how Aboriginal cultures have adapted to changing natural and human environments.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment