Aboriginal Women: Gendered Business
University of Queensland
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Business, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
Recommended prerequisite: ABST1000
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThrough lectures and tutorials presented by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, both students and lecturers explore historical and contemporary issues identified as relevant by Aboriginal women. A major theme running through this course is to compare, contrast and critically analyse mainstream representations of Aboriginal women with the words and knowledges of Aboriginal women themselves.Course IntroductionThis course addresses the omission of Aboriginal women from much of mainstream teaching and research, as well as presenting balanced viewpoints to redress misinformed and inaccurate perceptions and understandings of Aboriginal women today. Through lectures, tutorials and discussion presented face-to-face and via Blackboard by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and men, both students and lecturers explore historical and contemporary issues identified as relevant by Aboriginal women. A major theme running through this course is to compare, contrast and critically analyse mainstream representations of Aboriginal women with the words and knowledges of Aboriginal women themselves. We hope to create a space for Aboriginal women?s voices to be heard, have authority and enter into a dialogue throughout the semester.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
- Recognise and understand the social, historical, political and cultural roles of Aboriginal women in contemporary Aboriginal and mainstream societies.
- Understand the similarities and differences between the perspectives and life experiences of Aboriginal women and others.
- Understand the impact of colonialism on the experiences of Aboriginal women historically and in contemporary contexts, and consider your own positioning in relation to this.
- Interpret, critically analyse and reflect upon discourse about and by Aboriginal women with reference to social, historical, political and cultural contexts.
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