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Indigenous Australian Studies is concerned with the place of indigenous people in Australian society, in social, political and historical terms. The ANU offers many courses in the broad field of Indigenous Australian Studies that engage a wide range of themes including the history of Indigenous-state relations, Indigenous literature, music, and other forms of cultural expression. The Indigenous Australian Studies major enables students to take a set of interrelated courses in different disciplines without the normal prerequisites required in each course. Within the major it is possible to combine courses that provide a broadly-based understanding of indigenous Australian societies and cultures, both past and present.

The major consists of two first year courses in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, followed by five later year courses chosen from across the fields of anthropology, archaeology, art, English, gender sexuality and culture, history, linguistics, politics and music.

For comprehensive details of the Indigenous Studies Program, its majors and courses, visit the the Study@ANU site.

Specific information for international students.

Further information for Indigenous students can be found on the Jabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre website.

Updated: 27 February 2014/ Responsible Officer:  CASS External Relations / Page Contact:  CASS External Relations