UTS: Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit run an Aboriginal studies major for current students within the undergraduate courses in adult education. The major is not offered to new students.
Subjects from the Aboriginal studies major may also be taken as electives by students not wishing to complete the major.
Aboriginal studies / language, literacy and numeracy major
The aims and objectives of the major in Aboriginal studies / language, literacy and numeracy are to ensure that students:
- are introduced to the cultures and philosophies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies,
- develop their knowledge of the social and political history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander societies since European colonisation/invasion in 1788,
- are better able to critically analyse the socio-political and educational issues and trends of Australian society from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and
- are skilled practitioners who have competence in teaching and training adults in language literacy and numeracy, and have a deep understanding of learning and a commitment to the education of others.
To complete the major in Aboriginal studies / language, literacy and numeracy (MAJ09396) students need to successfully complete all it's subjects.