IND203 - Caring for Country


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

IND101 or IND102

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Scheduled learning activities - online

Online learning experiences are via the unit site including a 1 x 1-hour lecture per week (recordings provided) and an interactive 1-hour online seminar. An online forum will also be maintained and students will be expected to engage.


By examining Indigenous systems of knowledge and their development across millennia students will gain insight and clarification of the practical, conceptual and spiritual role of Country within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Comparisons of Western, Eastern, and Indigenous practices and philosophies in relation to Country, and how Australian Indigenous knowledge systems have shaped practices applicable for current environmental management strategies will be identified and analysed.

Within this unit students will explore dimensions of place, space and time to examine the reciprocal relationship between human beings and the environment. How do people 'see' and 'know' nature? How do we experience and care for it? We examine these questions through Indigenous perspectives starting through creation, to the varying ongoing responsibilities and commitment of caring for Country, and the world in which we live.

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