- Code ANTH8056
- 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
The course aim is to give students a good 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 issues including human rights and gender.
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
- Understand the likely social and economic impacts of
humanitarian policies and practices in their work.
- Reflect critically on their own experiences and understanding of humanitarian interventions in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.
Participation 10% (LO 1 + 2 + 3) ,
2500 words minor Essay 40% (LO 1+2 + 3),
3500 words major essay 50% (LO 1 + 2 + 3).
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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 tutorials and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading, and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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