• Offered by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Indigenous Australian Studies

The course will examine the social, political and economic relationships between indigenous peoples and other stakeholders involved in the development of large-scale mining projects.  Particular attention will be paid to the distribution of power, costs, benefits, rights and responsibilities between mining companies, government agencies and local communities under different legal and political regimes.  The role of social scientists in the negotiation of relationships between indigenous communities and mining companies will also be considered.  The first three weeks of the course will deal with the national and international policy regimes through which the customs, knowledge, rights and interests of indigenous peoples have been recognised.  The remaining nine weeks will look at specific social, political and economic issues arising from the engagement of indigenous peoples with the minerals industry in different jurisdictions.  Consideration of each issue will be based on case study material primarily drawn from Australia, South Africa, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.  

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills in relation to indigenous communities and mining projects to:


·                     Understand the history of legal and policy frameworks regulating the relationships between mining companies and indigenous communities;

·                     Explain the key debates among social scientists about the engagement of indigenous peoples with the minerals industry;

·                     Apply this knowledge to the task of negotiating this engagement in different political settings; and

·                     Know when and where to look for additional expert advice to secure outcomes from this engagement.

Indicative Assessment

Written tasks totalling 5000 words (80%) and participation in online activities (20%).

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH8044 or ANTH8047

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7709 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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