- Code ANTH6005
- 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
Precolonial Aboriginal cultures have long been seen as the social, economic and ecological prototype of the hunting and gathering way of life. The aim of this course is to convey a basic understanding of their customary or 'traditional' Aboriginal practices and beliefs as they were at the threshold of colonisation. Exploring these issues also means exploring the intellectual struggle Europeans have had to come to terms with Aboriginal societies and cultures, understanding why Aboriginal social and cultural practices captured the European imagination, and how they became so significant in European intellectual history and the production of European social theory.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand why Aboriginal societies and cultures have been so important in the history of European social theory;
- Critically discuss the diversity of indigenous societies and cultures prior to colonisation;
- Describe the core features of Indigenous economic, social and religious life and their interrelationship;
- Relate Australian ethnography to fundamental concepts in anthropology and the debates around them; and
- Better assess much of the public discourse around Aboriginal culture.
Indicative AssessmentEssay, 3500 words (40%) Learning outcomes 3-5
Tutorial PowerPoint Presentation, 10 mins (20%) Learning outcomes 1-5
Mini Essays x 5, 600 words each (8% each for a total of 40%) Learning outcomes 1-5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9259||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person|