Culture, society and Indigenous
Grow your understanding of languages, cultures, countries, history and global politics, and apply this to drive positive change in society.
Change is closer than you think
At Curtin, you’ll learn the dynamics of different societies and cultures, study applications of the written word and explore contemporary issues in today’s society.
Choose from anthropology, Chinese, geography, history, international relations or Japanese, and gain a range of skills applicable to different careers, and the confidence to make the change you want to see in the world. You may also be able to tailor your studies to suit your interests.
Gain workplace skills
Access leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements that can increase your employability.
Learn in a culturally supportive environment
Curtin University provides a supportive, culturally appropriate environment in which to learn.
Study another language
Learn a new language as part of your degree to broaden your perspective of other cultures.
Calls for stolen artefacts to be returned home
Around the world, hundreds of thousands of stolen artefacts are on display in esteemed Western museums and libraries. In most cases, these artefacts were taken during wars or colonial occupations.
Ethiopian-born Dr Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, an expert in epistemic violence and decolonisation, has been campaigning for the return of these artefacts, particularly the Indigenous Ge’ez manuscripts taken from his home country, in the Australian, Ethiopian, South African and US media.
“While not every artefact can be returned, acknowledging where they came from could have a tremendous healing effect. If we are guided by that spirit, repatriation will not be a question of competing nationalisms: it will become a matter of nurturing diversity, dialogue and reimagining colonial, war-like understandings of the past.”
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