BODY, MIND AND CULTURE

ANT3CBM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Understandings of body and mind define human existence. But anthropologists are interested in more than just mortality and eternity, they also look at how mental and bodily practices and understandings both reflect and reinforce cultures. In this subject, we analyse diverse practices such as classical dance and martial arts fighting as well as genital cutting to understand how societies create power, define sex and gender, reproduce culture, and 'grow' people up.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT3BMC, ANT2BMC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply understanding of key texts related to the anthropology of the body and mind.

Activities:
Multiple choice questions, in-class assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Write a critical essay that demonstrates awareness of benefits and shortcomings of various anthropological theories.

Activities:
Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Present a sustained complex written argument in Anthropology

Activities:
Essay
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,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly multiple choice questions (1,000-word equivalent)25 01
one 2,000-word essay50 02, 03
weekly in-class assessments (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 03