KINSHIP, GENDER AND MARRIAGE

ANT3KAM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Anthropologists have long been fascinated by kinship and marriage, which are central to human social organisation and to relationships of gender and power. In this subject we look at how anthropological approaches to these forms of relationships have changed over time and critically assess recent work in this field. We examine the role and significance of kinship and marriage in many different societies, looking at the diverse ways humans create families, and topics such as the concept of love and the darker side of kinship - family violence. The future of kinship and marriage will also be considered in the light of continuing social change and the development of new reproductive technologies.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMakiko Nishitani

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students are required to have passed 2 subjects totalling 30 credit points at second year level.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT2KAM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply kinship terminology and notation to a complex genealogical diagram.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial exercises; genealogical exercise.
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Construct a complex kinship diagram using genealogical information.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial activities; genealogical exercise.
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)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically examine the local and global dimensions of social and cultural changes to kinship and marriage.

Activities:
Lectures; films and online content; tutorial discussions of readings; tutorial 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Evaluate different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of kinship and marriage.

Activities:
Lectures; films and online content; tutorial discussions of readings; tutorial 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)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Produce a sustained and complex written argument about a specific topic in kinship studies.

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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,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, 2020, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMakiko Nishitani

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 05 - 06
Three 2.0 hours block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 05 to week 06 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This face-to-face workshop is optional for those who would like to deepen their understanding of each topic. Discussions will be based on the lecture, online activities and reading of each module, so students are expected to complete them before coming to the block mode workshop."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 07
Ten 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"Each module is comprised of one hour online recorded lecture and one hour online activity. In addition, students are expected to undertake reading for each module. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Module-based worksheet (1,500-word equivalent)Worksheets based on readings and online activities to be submitted via Turnitin. Students are required to submit five worksheets.40 03, 04
One 1,500-word essayEssay to be submitted via Turnitin40 03, 04, 05
One genealogical exercise (750-word equivalent)Genealogical exercise to be submitted online20 01, 02