• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
Explanation and Interpretation in the Analysis on Cultures (ANTH8018)

The overall aim of this course is to develop a critical focus on theoretical and methodological issues in anthropology and the social sciences, and to develop research skills. We will first look at the more general issues confronting the social sciences and their relationship to the natural sciences. Then we will examine the questions of whether anthropology is methodologically distinctive, and of what constitutes a problem in anthropology, and in the social sciences more generally. This will  provide a platform for the examination of the central issue of how theory can be related to empirical material. Throughout we will be giving attention to relevant library and literature research skills.

Incompatibility: ANTH6513 C Honours

Indicative Assessment

Weekly summaries (35%) and final essay (65%).

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Workload

One 2-hour seminar 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

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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
3278 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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