• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
Research Design and Field Methods in Anthropology Extended (ANTH8034)

The focus of this course is the examination of issues in anthropology and the social sciences, and the development of research skills. Students will explore the characteristics of a problem in anthropology, and how one can relate theory to empirical material, theory to ethnography, and the investigation of social issues. Students will be introduced to a range of commonly deployed ethnographic methods and will be invited to consider the relationship to those methods to theory and the carriage of argument, relative to their own questions and selected ethnographies.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. identify and research a particular topic or strand of argument in anthropological literature;
  2. create sophisticated themes and structures to formulate research questions;
  3. critically assess the notion of `ethnography’ in the anthropological tradition, and some of its conventions, as well as changes in it; and
  4. critically assess the relationship between the conceptual background and the ethnographic research material in ethnographies studied.

Indicative Assessment

In class presentation, 15 mins (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 4

Participation (10%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4

Essay, 1500 words (20%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4

Essay, 7000 words (50%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks of seminars.
b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH8070.

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $7140
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $10920
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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