CULTURE AND GLOBALISATION: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY

ANT1CAG

2015

Credit points: 15

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. How do capitalism, consumerism and globalisation affect different societies? What are the causes and effects of global problems such as racism, over-population, war and climate change? How can anthropology contribute to issues such as human rights, peace, and sustainability? 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. Some of the more controversial aspects of anthropology are explored, as are the exciting possibilities emerging for anthropology in the 21st century.

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); core subject at first year in the Bachelor of International Development degree (ABID); core subject at first year for an International Development major.

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:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Apply knowledge of anthropological issues to solve problems

Activities:
Tutorial exercises, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Evaluate literature relevant to a topic in anthropology

Activities:
Essay, tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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

Activities:
Tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Summarise and research knowledge about global issues

Activities:
Essay, tutorial exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Write reflectively about global issues from anthropological perspectives

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 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)30 02, 04, 05
one 1,500-word essay40 06, 03, 05, 02, 01
online quizzes (1,000-word equivalent)30 01, 02