• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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