• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology

This is an extension of ANTH6065 Indonesia Field School: Contemporary Change in Indonesia and only available for those completing ANTH6065 in the same year. The extension course will build on material and experiences drawn from participation in the field school and relate these to a wider literature. The extension will examine the methods of fieldwork as experienced through the field school, analyse an anthropological/ development issue by comparing their field case study to a wider literature, and reflect on the cross-cultural experiences of the field school.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. develop practical writing skills and logical and analytical thinking to an advanced level;
  2. have a greater appreciation and understanding of social science field research methods and the debates surrounding those methods;
  3. analyse an anthropological/ development issue they have encountered in their fieldwork with reference to the wider literature and to advanced anthropological and development studies theory;
  4. have an understanding of the principles, methodologies, value systems and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry;
  5. understand from their own experience some of the dynamics of intensive cross cultural experience;
  6. present a detailed research report orally to a group of peers and participate in discussions that arise from that report; and
  7. reflect on the socio-political dynamics of the research and development field school experience

Indicative Assessment

Workshop participation 10% LO 1,6

Oral presentation (15-20 mins) of research 10% LO 6

Critical analysis of fieldwork methods employed during field-school 20% (1500 words) LO 1,2,4

Reflective essay on personal field school experience in its cross-cultural communication and socio-political contexts 20% (1500 words) LO 5, 7

Critical analysis of anthropological/ development issue 40% (3000 words) LO 1,3,6

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 12 hours of workshops; and b) 118 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or be studying ANTH6065. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH3016.

Preliminary Reading

Erkiksen, Thomas Hylland 2001 Small Places, Large Issues. London: Pluto Press


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

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6.00 0.12500
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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4189 01 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023 In Person N/A

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