• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Economic History, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Guinness
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ANTH6009
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course examines mainstream and alternative concepts of development by focusing on development issues and case studies located in so-called Third World countries. It examines the historical background to development ideas and practices, and the cultural presuppositions and assumptions on which they are consequently based, as well as the ways in which they impact on different cultures throughout the world. Of particular interest will be alternative concepts of development, such as people-centred development, gender and development, equity in development, local knowledge and values, sustainable development, and participation and empowerment in development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Critically evaluate development programs and projects in terms of their social and cultural impact.
  2. Apply anthropological concepts and theories to an understanding of planned social change.
  3. Critically examine key ethnographic writing in terms of its theoretical and methodological approach. 
  4. Present and engage in group discussion about development.
  5. Devise strategies for successful development outcomes.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]
2-4 (dependent on class size) in-class presentations, 10 minutes each (equally weighted, total 20%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 4]
Ethnographic essay, 2500 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]
Concept essay, 1500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6009. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan 2005 Anthropology and Development: Understanding Contemporary Social Change. London: Zed Books
David Mosse 2013 The anthropology of international development Annual Review of Anthropology 42: 227-246
Emma Crewe and Richard Axelby 2013 Anthropology and Development

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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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
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
2007 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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