CULTURE AND GLOBALISATION: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY

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2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Anthropology is the study of different ways of life with the aim of understanding what it means to be human. Students taking this subject are introduced to anthropology by focusing on global change and its impact on societies worldwide. The diverse ways people develop and express their cultural identities in the context of globalisation are considered using a wide range of case studies.  As well as developing an informed and critical outlook on their own social worlds, students will gain skills relevant in a multicultural and global setting. Students are introduced to key concepts in anthropology, such as culture and identity, and the methods and theories anthropologists have used to understand human societies. The exciting possibilities for anthropology in the 21st century are explored.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first year for an Anthropology major in the Bachelor of Arts degree (ABA).

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a critical anthropological perspective to global issues and problems

Activities:
Essay, tutorial exercises, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Apply knowledge of anthropological issues to solve problems

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Evaluate literature relevant to a topic in anthropology

Activities:
Essay, tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Participate in group discussions about anthropological concepts, theories and perspectives on global issues and cultural diversity

Activities:
Tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Summarise and research knowledge about global issues

Activities:
Essay, tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Write reflectively about global issues from anthropological perspectives

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"There will be a further one hour per week of other activities including online and fieldwork"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial exercises (1,500-word equivalent)Assessment is based on participation in specific activities during tutorials.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 1,500-word essayEssays to be submitted to Turnitin and marked through Grademark.40 01, 03, 05, 06
online quizzes (1,000-word equivalent)Two quizzes worth 15% each, with 30 questions worth 0.5 marks each, based on all subject material.30 01, 02