- Code ANTH8007
- 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
- Prof Francesca Merlan
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2019
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In this course we will examine and work with a small set of key concepts as these are typically expressed in development work (planning, logical framework analysis, community, stakeholder analysis, economy, social capital, microcredit), and explore how they are related to understandings of social organization, society and culture, relationships, networks and institutions in the social sciences. Our key questions will be: how similar and different are the linked concepts as used in development and in other social science usage? How can understandings be improved on both sides through critical conceptualization and practical application?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the social science background to a number of key development concepts;
- Evaluate the use of particular concepts in development projects, policy, and practice;
- Create a research bibliography relating to those concepts;
- Write a critical case study of the role of a key development concept, exemplifying ability to use primary sources; and
- Evaluate the differences between social science and specifically development-related perspectives on the concepts and practice.
Indicative AssessmentParticipation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Writing task, 30 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Analytical task, 2000 words and concise table (20%) [Learning Outcomes1, 2, 4]
Final assignment proposal, bibliography and bibliographic notes, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Final assignment, 5000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up of:
(a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures (by Echo 360 for on-line) and 12 hours of tutorials and practicum.
(b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assumed KnowledgeBasic acquaintance with the field of development studies via university learning or experience.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7010||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|
|8133||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||Online||N/A|