• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Patrick Guinness
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Winter Session 2016
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This is an extension of ANTH3014 Indonesia Fieldschool and only available for those completing ANTH3014 in the same year. The extension course will build on material and experiences drawn from participation in ANTH3014 and relate these to a wider literature. The extension will examine the methods of fieldwork as experienced through the fieldschool, analyse an anthropological/ development issue by comparing their field case study to a wider literature, and reflect on the cross-cultural experiences of the fieldschool.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. develop practical writing skills and logical and analytical thinking
  2. have a greater appreciation and understanding of social science field research methods
  3. analyse an anthropological/ development issue they have encountered in their fieldwork with reference to the wider literature
  4. have an understanding of the principles, methodologies, value systems and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry
  5. understand from their own experience some of the dynamics of intensive cross cultural experience
  6. present a detailed research report orally to a group of peer

Indicative Assessment

Workshop participation 10% LO 1,6

Oral presentation (15-20 mins) of research 10% LO 6

Critical analysis of fieldwork methods employed during fieldschool 20% (1000 words) LO 1,2,4

Reflective essay on personal field school experience in cross-cultural communication 20% (1500 words) LO 5

Critical analysis of anthropological/ development issue 40% (2500 words) LO 1,3,6

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Five 2 hour workshops and twenty hours a week of self-directed study over six weeks (total workload 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ANTH3014. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6066.

Preliminary Reading

Erkiksen, Thomas Hylland 2001 Small Places, Large Issues. London: Pluto Press

Assumed Knowledge





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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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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.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6582 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A

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