|Semester 2, 2021 External|
|Short Description:||Academic conventions|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||Band 4|
|ASCED code :||120199 - General Education Programmes n|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Darren Dickson
Students need to demonstrate specific skills and attributes to be considered for acceptance into undergraduate study. In particular, academic conventions are critical. This course is the final IHEP core course and focuses on bringing together all the relevant academic skills necessary for successful undergraduate study. This course now names the pedagogy of the other courses as Indigenous Research Methodologies, how we find out and apply information as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Therefore this course consolidates the foundations delivered within the IHEP program to equip the students with a grounded philosophy around how to be a successful Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student within Higher Education.
Using a combination of regulated online instruction and face to face tutoring, the course will provide students with skills and knowledge in relation to academic conventions, discipline-specific language and theory, and intellectual property (IP) issues for Aboriginal peoples. The course will include research practice into discipline areas and the creation of a word list and theoretical framework for entrance into university.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- critically read and analyse appropriate texts
- engage in critical, creative and analytical discussions
- apply academic conventions to their writing
- demonstrate an applied knowledge of referencing
- understand copyright and IP issues for Aboriginal peoples at a basic level
- understand discipline-specific language and theory at a basic level
|1.||Indigenous theoretical perspectives||20.00|
|2.||Jargon and ‘academese’||40.00|
|3.||Copyright and First Nations Peoples’ IP rights||10.00|
|4.||The text – reading, writing, referencing and citation||10.00|
|5.||Research as First Nations peoples’ business||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=2021&sem=02&subject1=IPP7006)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||30||30||30 Jul 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||30||30||23 Sep 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||40||40||21 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
This course requires attendance at a residential school. It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) 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 assessment items in 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.