- 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 Patrick Kilby
- Dr Sverre Molland
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2015
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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:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts
and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners who work in
- Understand the likely social and economic impacts of
humanitarian policies and practices in their work.
- Reflect critically on their own experiences and understanding of humanitarian interventions in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.
Participation 10% (LO 1 + 2 + 3) ,
2500 words minor Essay 40% (LO 1+2 + 3),
3500 words major essay 50% (LO 1 + 2 + 3).
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Two hours per week in a seminar format over 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 8 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1024||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|