• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Christine Helliwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ANTH2025
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will have gained the following:
  1. An understanding of the diversity of knowledges and practices pertaining to sex/gender found throughout the world;
  2. The analytic and critical skills necessary to interrogate and deconstruct assumptions about sex/gender found in contemporary western societies (including Australia);
  3. A grasp of key issues in the anthropology of gender, including the relationship between race and gender, the role of colonialism and neo-colonialism in the creation of gender categories, the ethnocentricity of the concept of ‘oppression', and the problems associated with the categories of ‘man' and ‘woman';
  4. The ability to analyse, from different cultural perspectives, a range of gendered practices including rape, prostitution, veiling, clitoridectomy and the third sex;
  5. The skills required to write a lengthy research essay in the field of the anthropology of gender.

Indicative Assessment

By negotiation: 6,000 words

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Workload

Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed ANTH2025

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4626 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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