|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||1st Nations Lit & Writings|
|Faculty or Section :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|School or Department :||Coll for Indigenous Studies, Education & Research|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090311 - Indigenous Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Shirley O'Neill
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course offers students the opportunity to enhance their cultural competencies by exploring in detail Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literatures. Students are given the opportunity to challenge mainstream perceptions and stereotypes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a celebration of First Nations stories, songs, art, writing and literature that are grounded in strength and cultural pride. This course sits within a suite of courses that forms a major in First Nations peoples studies, and is a celebration of First Nations peoples’ written words, and warrior women and men.
This course has a dual ambition of introducing USQ students to a traditionally oral culture through its written words and literature and a changing of perceptions through an analysis of seldom told stories. A journey through Indigenous voices in a variety of texts, including poetry, theatre, autobiography, early writings and film will be undertaken. Through a weekly lecture and a two hour tutorial the course will examine representations of Indigeneity as represented in or absent from selected texts. Aboriginal creation stories, autobiographies, short stories, poems and a novel will be explored alongside Torres Strait Islander poems, songs, resistance stories, creation stories and theoretical and cultural positionings. The role of Aboriginal narrative forms in modern society will be explored from a position that a solid theoretical and cultural/ historical grounding is important for any literary/artistic analysis.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Evaluate the relationship between mainstream narratives and Aboriginal representations of self.
- Appreciate the diversity of cultural and historical backgrounds of Indigenous people by being exposed to a diverse range of First Nations creativity.
- Identify and analyse the differences between written and oral cultures.
- Identify and analyse contemporary First Nations stories and cultures and participate in a celebration of cultural strength and survival.
|2.||Film and theatre||20.00|
|3.||Songs and musical theatre||20.00|
|4.||The novel/ life writing||20.00|
|5.||The power of stories written and oral||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=01&subject1=ISE1001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
(Kegedonce Press, Wiarton, Ont. Available online at the USQ Library.)
(Available online at the USQ Library.)
(Australia Council Literature Board.)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||30||30||24 Mar 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||30||30||28 Apr 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||40||40||02 Jun 2021|
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 assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for 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
ISE1001 supports student learning by using teaching methods and course content, as well as a good teaching methods to ensure students gain skills in all Level 1 attributes, with particular focus on those identified in the skill assessment table and more broadly in the Assignment Matrix (above).
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.
Students shall adhere to non-racist language within classroom and assessment activities.
Students need to regularly engage within the classroom or virtual classroom lessons and participate during the semester