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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3015

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
100947

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To further develop students' understanding of the experiences of Indigenous Australians and the past and ongoing impact of colonisation and to examine the role of psychology and psychologists in the lives of Indigenous people

Course content

Students will further develop their cultural competence and gain a deeper understanding of culture and world views by deconstructing the history and politics of psychology and Indigenous Australians, and learning about issues such as: trans-generational trauma, Indigenous loss and grief, the psychology of racism, unearned privilege, and identity and incarceration. They will further develop their knowledge about working effectively in Indigenous contexts, and the ethics and process of research with indigenous peoples. Students will apply this knowledge by developing strategies for contributing to policies to improve Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing.

Textbook(s)

Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K., & Nolan, W. 2009, Psychology and Indigenous Australians: Foundations of Cultural Competence , Palgrave Macmillan, Melbourne, Victoria

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 1004 Psychology 1B
BEHL 1003 Psychology 1A
HUMS 1051 Aboriginal Australians: Culture and Colonisation

HUMS 1051 Indigenous Australians: Culture and Colonisation or equivalent Indigenous content course

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Seminar 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Case study 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Dr Robert Ranzijn
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School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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