AS200 The View from Australia: (4 credit points)
This is one of two core units required for students enrolled in the Australia Studies Centre (ASC). This unit will introduce students to key historical and cultural narratives that influence contemporary Australian society and identity.
The unit is divided into three main topics:
- Australian Literature
- Australian History
- Australian Religion
These topics will be taught through classroom lectures and seminar-style discussion groups as well as visits to key Australian locations. The classroom and experiential learning activities are designed to complement one another in support of the three topics.
Although travel to specific locations may vary, potential locations include the Great Barrier Reef, tropical North Queensland, Sydney, and the Outback.
(Possible Credit: General Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Religion/Theology, Cross-Cultural Studies.)
CS254 Australian Indigenous Worldviews (4 credit points)*
A person who holds a Bible-based Christ-centred worldview endeavours to be thorough in the application of that worldview to all of life. This unit will introduce some of the ways that Aboriginal peoples view the world around them as well as provide insights into Aboriginal spirituality. The intersection of Aboriginal thought and the revelation of God in Christ found in Scripture will be examined to bring greater understanding of Aboriginal worldviews. This unit will also examine some of the core elements of Aboriginal worldviews in order to develop meaningful dialogue that may lead to the transformation of the Australian national life story. As part of this unit students will travel to Stradbroke Island and experience life “on country” with an Aboriginal community.
(Possible Credit: Anthropology, Sociology, History, Cross-Cultural Studies.)
* Students may choose to opt out of the CS254 core course in exchange for additional elective credits.