|Short Description:||Perspectives on Knowledge|
|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|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Through an analysis of historical and contemporary theories that make up the western canon running alongside theories that sit outside of western academia students will gain an insight into the often hidden theories that underpin racial hierarchies. The course will go back to the beginnings of western academic and democratic thinking comparing those explicit written early western theories and their outcomes alongside First Nation theories and intelligentsia. Issues of race, power, knowledge and colonialism will be explored through a combined First Nations and western lens. The dynamic relationship of belonging to country, and the community values associated through this longevity of connection and knowing is theorised through story and place.