ANTHROPOLOGY OF WITCH HUNTS

ANT3AWH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

During Europe's Great Witch-Hunt, around 60,000 people were tried and killed under suspicion of attending Satanic sabbats. In 1690s Salem, frightening visions and fits led to dozens of hangings. But witch-hunts are not just things of the past. Today, hatred and fear leads to the victimisation of AIDs victims and children in different parts of the world. Anthropologists offer unique and profound insights into witch-hunts by applying sophisticated analytical tools, and in more recent occurrences, by actually being there when such victimisation occurs. In this subject, we critically examine their research.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesMultiple choice questions, essay and weekly seminar assessments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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Learning resources

Return to Laughter

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorDavies

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PublisherREADERS, LONDON

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Witches & neighbours: the social and cultural context of European witchcraft

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorBriggs, R

Year1998

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PublisherPENGUIN, NEW YORK

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Europe's Inner Demons: An Enquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrereading

AuthorCohn, N

Year1975

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PublisherSUSSEX UNIVERSITY PRESS, CHATTO

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate key texts related to witch-hunts.
02. Write a critical and coherent essay that demonstrates awareness of benefits and shortcomings of various anthropological theories.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Weekly seminar assessments (1,000- word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO2

One 2,000-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO2

Weekly multiple-choice questions (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1