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Area/Catalogue
SOCU 5013

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101457

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To enable students to develop an advanced understanding of the Aboriginal relationship to law and land and the impact colonialism has had upon those relationships.

Course content

The students will develop knowledge of the Aboriginal laws and their underlying philosophy, and the different relationships and world views that Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people have to the land. The students will also investigate key concepts in Australian property law and its recognition of Aboriginal relationships to country, and the recognition of Aboriginal law by the Australian legal system. The students will also review case studies relating to Aboriginal heritage and cultural issues and perform comparative analysis of international law and the position of Aboriginal legal systems with particular focus on the recent international debate on ownership and control of Aboriginal knowledge and land.

Textbook(s)

McRae, H, Nettheim, G et al 2009, Indigenous legal issues, 4th edn, Law Book Co, Sydney, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 5 hours x 2 days
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 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, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Literature review 1500 words 30% N/A
Research paper 3000 words 60% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Literature review 1500 words 30% N/A
Research paper 3000 words 60% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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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

School of Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries

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