University of Technology Sydney

013993 Aboriginal Sydney Now

8cp; offered via Canvas; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Anti-requisite(s): 013992 Aboriginal Sydney Now



Subject to COVID restrictions, students are encouraged to attend one to two public Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events. Students who are studying remotely will be given online options as an alternative to attending events in person.


This subject focuses on contemporary Aboriginal Sydney as a means for exploring current and historical ideas about culture, country and community. Within a broadly transformative, social justice framework, the subject aims to foster students' curiosity about Indigenous ways of knowing and being in Sydney today. Students use online resources including TED talks, television drama and scholarly literature to (re)discover Aboriginal Sydney. Students learn to identify ways Indigenous perspectives and knowledges intersect with their particular area of study and potential profession, and begin to develop some skills required to work collaboratively with Indigenous Australians. Throughout the subject students are encouraged to develop their analytical and critical skills.

Typical availability

May session - Distance, City campus,
Spring session - Distance, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

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