This unit aims to develop students understanding of a range of issues facing indigenous peoples in various parts of the world and will explore ideas and points of view in response to these issues. Students will be given opportunity to develop advanced skills, ideas and techniques that equip them for cross-cultural work.

Unit Code: DA9002W

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Mission and Ministry

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe a range of perspectives held by Indigenous peoples, and articulate issues from an insider perspective as well as, critiquing them.


Use both emic and etic approaches in critiquing cultural issues related to Indigenous contexts.


Describe and critique key issues affecting indigenous peoples from both a cultural and theological perspective.


Develop and present a contextually appropriate solution to one of the identified issues.


Online synchronous discussions, forums, reading exercises, then face to face presentation at forum and engagement in forum


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

Forum – 1000 words

1000 20.0
Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation

0 30.0

Essay– 3000 words

3000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Carolyn Alsen on 7 Jan, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-31 12:28:51 +1000