- Code ANTH8054
- Unit Value 12 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 2016
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The course aim is to give students a comprehensive 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 human rights and gender issues.
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
- Engage in humanitarian work as development practitioners
and understand the likely social and economic impacts of humanitarian policies
- Reflect critically on their own experiences of
humanitarian interventions in the light of the concepts and methods introduced
in this course.
- Understand research design, and be able to choose rigorous and practical research methods to address a problem focused research question(s)
Participation 5% (LO 1-3) ,
2500 words minor Essay 20% (LO 1,2),
3500 words major essay 25% (LO 1-3),
6000 words research project 50% (LO 1-4)
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Two hours per week in a seminar format and one hour per week of on-line workshop for the major project (total contact 39 hours). Students are expected to undertake a further 17 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (total 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings will change according to topics offered.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7021||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|
|9940||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||Online||N/A|