• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject Associate General Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Anthropology is the study of different ways of life, focusing on the similarities between them as much as the differences. In this course, students will be introduced to a range of cultures from around the world, and in the process will develop an informed and critical perspective on their own lives and those of other people. We will explore core concepts such as 'nature', 'culture' and 'society', and critically examine the basic approaches, theories and debates found within anthropology. We will cover a range of issues including race and racism, sex and gender, magic and myth, symbolism and representation, and the role of knowledge as power within anthropology. In the process students will learn how to apply anthropological understanding to the world around them.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will understand:

1. core concepts such as 'nature', 'culture' and 'society',

2. the basic approaches, theories and debates found within anthropology.

3. a range of issues including race and racism, sex and gender, magic and myth, symbolism and representation, and

4. the role of knowledge as power within anthropology.

Indicative Assessment

tutorial assignment (5%)

attendance and participation (10%)

in-class exercises and tests (20%)

1,500 word essay (30%)

examination (35%)

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Workload

 

Classes will meet three times weekly for two-hour sessions.

 

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

Associate Degree. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANUC1102 or ANTH1002

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
12 units

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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