School: Kurongkurl Katitjin

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment
  • Unit Code

    ACS2122
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kenneth John HAYWARD

Description

This unit investigates ecological explanations of cultural diversity, differing notions of sustainable development, and the ecological and spiritual interrelationship integral to Indigenous cultures. Students study traditional and contemporary Indigenous relations with the environment, paying particular attention to spirituality, fire and land management, analyse the convergences and divergences between Indigenous environmental perspectives and the environment movement, and explore current issues and artforms linking Aboriginal people and the environment.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ACS4101

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse current environment management issues affecting Indigenous people.
  2. Analyse government initiatives, policies and responsibilities with regard to Indigenous people, the environment and development strategies using current examples.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous Australian peoples traditional and contemporary spiritual/ecological relationship with the environment.
  4. Discuss and evaluate different notions of the term sustainable development.
  5. Review and compare ecological and cultural explanations of human diversity.

Unit Content

  1. Government initiatives and responsibilities with regard to Indigenous culture, the environment, and sustainable development.
  2. Indigenous peoples traditional and contemporary spiritual/ecological relationships.
  3. Indigenous relations with mining, pastoralism, tourism, national parks and conservation areas.
  4. Land rights, native title and hunting and fishing rights.
  5. Sustainability and sustainable development.
  6. The historical-ecological and cultural approaches to explaining human economic and social diversity.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, guest lecturers, educational videos.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayMinor essay20%
AssignmentMajor essay30%
ExaminationExamination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayMinor essay20%
AssignmentMajor essay30%
ExaminationExamination50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Kurongkurl Katitjin

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Aboriginal Perspectives on the Environment
  • Unit Code

    ACS2122
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Kenneth John HAYWARD

Description

This unit investigates ecological explanations of cultural diversity, differing notions of sustainable development, and the ecological and spiritual interrelationship integral to Indigenous cultures. Students study traditional and contemporary Indigenous relations with the environment, paying particular attention to spirituality, fire and land management, analyse the convergences and divergences between Indigenous environmental perspectives and the environment movement, and explore current issues and artforms linking Aboriginal people and the environment.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded ACS4101

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse current environment management issues affecting Indigenous people.
  2. Analyse government initiatives, policies and responsibilities with regard to Indigenous people, the environment and development strategies using current examples.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous Australian peoples traditional and contemporary spiritual/ecological relationship with the environment.
  4. Discuss and evaluate different notions of the term sustainable development.
  5. Review and compare ecological and cultural explanations of human diversity.

Unit Content

  1. Government initiatives and responsibilities with regard to Indigenous culture, the environment, and sustainable development.
  2. Indigenous peoples traditional and contemporary spiritual/ecological relationships.
  3. Indigenous relations with mining, pastoralism, tourism, national parks and conservation areas.
  4. Land rights, native title and hunting and fishing rights.
  5. Sustainability and sustainable development.
  6. The historical-ecological and cultural approaches to explaining human economic and social diversity.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, guest lecturers, educational videos.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayMinor essay20%
AssignmentMajor essay30%
ExaminationExamination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
EssayMinor essay20%
AssignmentMajor essay30%
ExaminationExamination50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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