22 July 2014

Environment and Culture: Ecological and Aboriginal understandings of Country

If you’re after a culturally immersive elective (with a weeklong field trip) then this new Indigenous Specialisation 12 credit point elective being offered in semester 2, may be for you.

This new elective will have you;

• explore the cultural, ecological and technological underpinnings of Aboriginal knowledge and land use

• attend a week long field trip to Lake Condah/ Portland in western Victoria (1-5 Sept 2014) - known for Aboriginal technological achievements in aquaculture and permanent housing

• examine the environmental and social perspectives relating to the interaction between a local Aboriginal group and a unique Australian landscape over millennia.

• examine an Aboriginal group’s historical manipulation of natural resources

• explore examples of conflict, and co-operation, between Aboriginal and European people in the management of heritage and natural resources.

Capped at 20 students, enrol now rather than later.

For more information, go to Environment and Culture: Ecological and Aboriginal understandings of Country.

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