• 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 PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
Anthropology of New Guinea and Melanesia (ANTH6006)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the course you should be able to:
  1. Appreciate the unique diversity of cultural forms in Melanesia in relation to their various histories.
  2. Give an account of the importance of New Guinea within the broader anthropology of Melanesia and appreciate the place of the region in theoretical debates within anthropology.
  3. Grasp the continuities spanning pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial Melanesian life-worlds and their role in the current dynamics of the region.
  4. Appreciate the issues involved in using essentialising categories in a region with such a rich, dynamic history.
  5. Appriciate an instance of the subtle interaction between feminist theory and regional ethnography.

Indicative Assessment

By negotiation: 6,000 words

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Workload

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

Fees

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

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Student Contribution 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 Description
1994-2003 $1542
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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