|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Professor, Dept of Indigenous Studies
Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
By appointment - via Zoom.Lecturer, Dept of Indigenous Studies
Madi DayResearch Associate, Dept of Indigenous Studies
130cp at 1000 level or above including ABST1000 or ABST1020 and 20cp at 2000 level including ABST2035 or ABST2020 or ABST2060
This unit introduces students to theories and practices for the analysis of race, gender, and settler colonialism. Engaging with Black queer feminism, queer critiques and Indigenous methodologies, students will learn strategies and concepts that challenge Western ideas about love, family, sex, and identity. Students will become familiar with standpoints that view the origins of race, gender and heterosexuality as connected, and as integral to capitalism and colonialism as global projects. This unit teaches strategies and legacies of resistance, emphasizing the complexity and productivity of coalition and solidarity between Indigenous and Black, immigrant and refugee, and queer and transgender activists globally.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
General Assessment info
Assessment details are availble on the iLearn site.
Late Submission Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved,
(a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10/100 marks of credit (10% of the total assessment weighting) will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and
(b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessment - e.g., quizzes, online tests. A zero result for the assignment will be recorded after the late submission period has ended if no task has been received and Special Consideration has not been approved.
We stress that you review
· the complete assessment schedule for each unit in which you are enrolled and plan accordingly.
· the Special Consideration procedure, eligibility criteria and application process if you encounter short disruptions to your studies.
· the Student Wellbeing support services available to you if you have ongoing personal circumstances which impact on your studies and are not eligible for Special Consideration.
Terminology protocols for Indigenous Studies In Australia there are two distinct Indigenous peoples: Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people. When writing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders do not use the acronym ‘ATSI’, write in full. Capital letters should always be used when referring to Aboriginal peoples and or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are acceptable terms to use, it should be recognised that these are collective terms and often used improperly to impose a single identity on the many different communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people generally prefer to be known by the language/cultural groups or communities, to which they belong, that is, own names rather than terms such 'the Aboriginals' or 'the Islanders'. For example, Aboriginal people in the area surrounding Macquarie University may refer to themselves as Dharug. It is important that you always check the correct name or terms to use for people in the area/region. The use of incorrect, inappropriate or dated terminology is to be avoided as it can give offence.
Many historical terms or those in common usage some years ago are now not acceptable, including terms such as 'aborigine' ‘native’, ‘savage’ and ‘primitive’. Similarly, do not use the terms ‘half-caste’, ‘part-Aborigine/Aboriginal’ or any reference to skin colour or physical features, as they do not signify that a person is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and may cause offence. When quoting from academic or other sources that uses inappropriate, dated terminology or racists language, use (sic) directly after the inappropriate term of phrase, thus calling attention to the fact that it has been sourced from the original and that you understand it to be outdated, inappropriate or problematic in the contemporary context.
For more information please refer to the Terminology Guide available in iLearn.
Referencing is an essential component of academic writing or presentation since it enables the reader to follow up the source of ideas and information presented in your work, and to examine the interpretation you place on the material discovered in your research. Reliable referencing clearly indicates where you have drawn your own conclusions from the evidence presented. Importantly, much of the material you will use is covered by copyright which means that you must acknowledge any source of information, including books, journals, newsprint, images and the internet. It is obligatory for students to reference all sources used in their written work including electronic material.
Students should consult the University library website for a detailed explanation and examples of how to reference electronic material correctly Different programs use different referencing styles to reflect the needs of their discipline. It is the student’s responsibility to check which referencing style is used. Indigenous Studies use the Harvard referencing style.
|Quiz 1||30%||No||August 15 (Week 4)|
|Minor Essay||30%||No||September 12 (Week 7)|
|Major Essay||40%||No||November 6 (Week 12)|
Students will be required to answer 30 multiple choice questions based on unit content. Please see iLearn for further details
In this minor essay, you will analyse the impact of one or more queer Indigenous public figures.
Students will write a 2500 essay relating to weekly topics. Please see iLearn for further details.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Resources are available as links from iLearn for students and are connected to the themes across the semester.
Details of the schedule for seminar sessions is available on iLearn.
Dates/Times - seminars weeks 1-12.
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
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The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.
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Unit information based on version 2022.03 of the Handbook