CORE ISSUES IN ANTHROPOLOGY

ANT2CIA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we explore the practical, theoretical and ethical advances of this vibrant discipline, from exotic Victorian beginnings to present-day engagements with globally important topics such as poverty and inequality, cultural identity and nationalism, gender-based violence and human rights. In doing so we learn how the study of culture, identity and human behaviour can be critically and meaningfully employed to positively transform the world share. We especially aim to consolidate, enhance and expand on what students have learned in first year anthropology.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ANT1CAG or ANT1FET and 15cp of first-year Humanities and Social Sciences subjects, or co-ordinator's approval. Core subject at second year level for anthropology major.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT3CIA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core second-year subject for the Anthropology major in the Bachelor of Arts degree at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse key ethical and cultural issues in anthropological theory

Activities:
Essay; in-class tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Analyse the emergence of contemporary anthropological perspectives

Activities:
Essay; in-class tests and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Analyse the impact of historical and global change on the discipline of anthropology

Activities:
Essay; in-class tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

04. Evaluate key anthropological concepts and theories

Activities:
Essay
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05. Explain how contemporary anthropology is grounded in the history of the discipline

Activities:
Essay
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06. Produce a sustained, complex written argument about anthropological concepts and theories

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

07. Synthesise research and arguments about the development of contemporary anthropology

Activities:
Essay, in-class tests and group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In-class tests (1,250-word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 07
One 2,000-word essay50 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
In-class/online assessment tasks (750-word equivalent)20 02, 07