INDG19018 - Indigenous Australians and Popular Culture

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Through a study of the role Indigenous Australians play in the production of sport, film, art & craft, dance, music, television, radio, advertising and marketing, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of popular culture produced by Indigenous Australians. Students will be able to apply critical analysis to a range of Indigenous popular culture texts and media and to articulate various processes used in their production. Students will examine a diverse range of Indigenous texts, artefacts and prominent people, with a particular focus on the ways in which media technology has been used in the production, dissemination and promotion of these Indigenous forms of Australian popular culture. Students then analyse these important Indigenous aspects of Australian popular culture and demonstrate their understanding of the processes involved in their acceptance, recognition and success. Handbook note: This unit is not available to students who have taken CULT12003 Race Issues and Indigenous media.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2016

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2016

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%).

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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: Course Evaluation - student comment.
Feedback
One student suggested clearer lecturer recorded sessions as additional resources.
Recommendation
New short weekly recorded video presentations by lecturer to be posted online as additional resource for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of popular culture produced by Indigenous Australians
  2. Explain various processes used in the production of Indigenous popular culture
  3. Apply critical analysis to a range of Indigenous popular culture texts and media
  4. Demonstrate an ability to articulate their ideas and thoughts in writing
  5. Demonstrate skills in the use of information technology within their learning environments to support their learning experiences
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills through participation in seminars and/or online discussions

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 5 6
1 - Communication
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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