- Code ANTH8056
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Sverre Molland
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2014
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The course aim is to give students a good understanding of the key issues in humanitarian action, and how they affect developing countries. The focus will be on both complex emergencies arising out of conflict, natural disasters, and resulting issues including human rights and gender.
It will cover topics such as international, local and community humanitarian responses, and the key characteristics of each. The UN, International NGOs, local NGOs, bilateral and government agencies will be examined as key players. There will also be a special focus on the key role of the military .The course will consider several case studies with different social and cultural contexts from the Pacific, East Asia, and South Asia, and Africa. Contemporary case studies will be used as much as possible.
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:
• to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners who work in humanitarian interventions;
• as development practitioners understand the likely social and economic impacts of humanitarian policies and practices in their work.
• to reflect critically on their own experiences and understanding of humanitarian interventions in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.
There will be three elements in the Assessment for this course:
Assessment 1: Two On-Line Forums: (20%) - this will be based on student contribution to the On-Line Forums
Assessment 2: Critical Review: Minor Essay 2000 words (20%). A critical review of literature taken from one of the topics from weeks 1-5 of the course
Assessment 3: Major Essay, 3000 words, (50%), a discussion paper on an aspect of humanitarian interventions.
Assessment 4: Tutorial participation (10%)
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For a 6 credit point course, the total notional workload over the 15-week semester (including time spent in class for on-campus students (2 hours per week) , or listening to recorded lectures for online students); analysing the readings, participating in on-line forums, and writing assignments is about 100 hours (approx. 6 hours per week). However, a student's personal workload will depend on individual factors such as prior knowledge, existing skills, and learning style.
There are no prescribed texts
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6042||28 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||07 Nov 2014||In Person||N/A|