Aboriginal Sydney - ATSI1012

Faculty: DVC (E) Board of Studies

School: Nura Gili

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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There are many significant historical, social and cultural sites across the city of Sydney, including over 5000 registered Aboriginal heritage sites, that continue to form an important yet understated part of the local area. This course introduces students to the many layers of Aboriginal heritage which continue to occupy the Sydney region. Starting from within the literature and developing knowledge of the continuing presence of Aboriginal peoples, knowledge, voices and perspectives, the course aims to engage students with a deeper understanding and significance of ‘place’. From rock art sites, place names and keeping places to traditional ecological knowledge, land management practices, and various forms of cultural expression students will learn about the presence of an ancient knowledge system in the local Sydney area as well as the importance this holds for Aboriginal people today. Students will have the unique opportunity to visit specific places and sites of significance across Sydney throughout the course.

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