Details for Australian Aboriginal Studies

This subject introduces you to aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, focusing on the ongoing nature of colonisation. Integrating various viewpoints (historical, sociological, ethical, theological), we consider ideas around country, Indigenous knowledge, languages, cultures, resistance, governance and social justice and the implications these have for contemporary practice.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC536
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Australian Aboriginal Studies

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Assessment Methods

  • Media Critique (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Case Response (25%)

Prescribed Text

  • Broome, R. 2010. Aboriginal Australians. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
  • Flood, J. 2006. The Original Australians. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.