Human-Animal Interactions in Indigenous Domains - ATSI3007

Faculty: DVC (A) 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

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 36 units of credit

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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The Indigenous harvest of species such as sea turtles and dugong are recognised as a native title right in Australia, however the practice sits in stark contrast to the demands from many Australians that traditional hunting be banned. This course focuses on Indigenous interactions with and uses of animals and will present the historical and cultural context for practices such as traditional hunting.

While the ancientness of Indigenous interactions with animals is documented in archaeological findings, ongoing human-animal interactions exemplify indigenous environmental and scientific knowledge and reveal how cultural practices related to animals have been maintained or adapted. It will draw from the body of work in disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies and environmental history to theorise past and present day human-animal interactions in Indigenous domains.

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