TRANSFORMING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

ANT1TLC

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

Have you ever wondered how you can positively change your community and others? How can we use social scientific approaches to understand and bring about meaningful positive change at a local level? How do different people across different social contexts value and work to bring about such change themselves? This subject combines anthropological methods and perspectives with those of diversely related disciplines, including Sustainability and Development Studies, Aboriginal Studies, Gender Studies, Politics and Sociology, to understand what contributes to local community change.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Taylor

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 conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Present a sustained complex written argument in Anthropology

Activities:
Essay, Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Summarise research and arguments on a relevant topic in Anthropology

Activities:
Essay, Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to issues in Anthropology

Activities:
Essay, Assignment, Quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Apply an anthropological perspective to local and global issues

Activities:
Essay, Assignment, Quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Analyse local social and cultural groups and institutions in relation to historical and contemporary global processes

Activities:
Essay, Assignment, Quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Write reflectively about anthropolgical issues

Activities:
Essay, Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Taylor

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 face-to-face.

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 face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"via LMS"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (1200 word equivalent)30 03, 04, 05
Written Assignment (1300 word)Intended as formative assessment, occurring early in the teaching period.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Essay (1,500 word)Intended as summative assessment, occurring around the end of the teaching period.40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06