ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community
|Semester 1, 2019 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090311 - Indigenous Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Robyn Heckenberg
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Language, culture, country and community are globally understood as contributors to identity. The value that is placed on each of these varies from culture to culture, and from community to community. In a climate of a normalised white Australian culture and society anybody/culture that sits outside this framework is ‘othered’. Within the Indigenous studies major program this course exists to unpack notions of culture, examines the development and function of language in relation to country, and provides students with a theoretical understanding of community.
This is no anthropological gaze at First Nations culture but rather an analysis of systems and structures and the development of these concepts in Western academia and societies and how these developments have impacted on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Words and their meanings will be unpacked alongside modernity's rejection of culture, imagined communities and communities of movement will be looked at against the emergence of communities/cultures of resistance. The dynamic relationship of belonging to and from a place will be explored.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- examine the construction of community, culture and the role of language in and outside Country.
- analyse theoretical and historical perspectives and apply to modern contexts.
- explore the relationship between colonised/coloniser.
- examine a theorised position of community in contemporary Australian contexts
- illustrate the connection between theoretical understandings and lived experience.
|1.||What is culture, defining community – theories of social organisation.||20.00|
|2.||Language and culture – language development, borrowings and semantics.||20.00|
|3.||Modernity’s rejection of culture and country. Cartesian dualism||20.00|
|4.||Cultures and communities of resistance||20.00|
|5.||Words and Power, the politics of culture and community.||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=ISE3000)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
(Johnson, D & Gulpilil, D.)
(available on CJO2015. doi: 10.1017/jie.2015.23.)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||40||04 Apr 2019|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||60||03 Jun 2019|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Referencing in assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.
At the completion of this course students will have gathered and established skills across the spectrum of Graduate Attributes and Skills at Level 3 Advanced
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in this course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect the same grades as those students who do possess them.
Attendance at off-campus site visits if scheduled.
Attendance at lectures is recommended.