• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Simone Dennis
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Social Animals: anthropological perspectives on animal-human relationships (ANTH6519)

Learning Outcomes

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

Students will develop analytic and critical thinking skills as well as increasing research and writing capacity.

Students will demonstrate an existing capacity to deeply and critically analyse a range of classic and contemporary readings in the discipline, in an area of interest to their main research goals. This capacity will be evidenced in and through the production of the major essay. Students will develop an existing capacity to conduct research on an area of animal/human relationships of interest to them and to the discipline, and to develop and present critical insights in the area of animal-human relationships. This capacity will be facilitated by and evidenced in the production of the tutorial presentation. Students will gain experience in the professional practice of presenting a paper to an audience, responding to audience questions, and in working feedback from that audience into a professsionally polished paper. This will be facilitated and evidenced in the presentation of the tutorial paper, and the production of the subsequent minor essay. Additionally,  students can experience researching, presenting and then writing a paper in the same order that a professional researcher might. This is especially important for postgraduate students, who will need to develop this capacity to advance in the discipline as professionals.  Students will also develop presentation skills that will be of use in any academic or employment context in which oral presentations are expected.


Indicative Assessment

major essay (6000 words 65%);
tutorial presentation (20%);
tutorial participation (10%);
tutorial attendance (5%)

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Workload

22 lectures over 11 weeks (1 * 2 hour lecture per week) + weekly tutorials + 1-3 hours of personal study 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
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4782 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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