• 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
  • Course convener
    • Prof Francesca Merlan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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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 basic themes and structures to formulate research questions;
  3. explain the notion of `ethnography’ in the anthropological tradition, and some of its conventions, as well as changes in it; and
  4. examine 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, 1000 words (20%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
 
Essay, 3500 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks of seminars; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed at least 12 units of 6000/8000 ANTH courses, or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH8034.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3144 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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