- Code ANTH8106
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Pacific Affairs
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Anthropology
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify different concepts of violence and apply this knowledge to understand case studies from the region
- Identify and reflect on key concepts that link gender and violence, such as gender violence, and relate these to development issues and practices.
- Reflect on and communicate ways that development may shape or contribute to violence as well as how different actors are trying to change violence
- Demonstrate advanced skills in critical reading, thinking, writing, discussion and public presentation.
- Class Participation: Based on overall student contributions to in-class and online discussions, particularly assessing their knowledge of the readings. Each student will also be asked to lead at least one class discussion of the weekly readings. (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Literature Review: Students are asked to select a theme or topic and provide a 1,500 word review of three key readings on that theme. These readings may be selected from the required readings or other literature in consultation with the lecturer. The literature review should be concise and accessible, and provide a critical analysis of the selected articles. This assessment will be undertaken mid-way through the course. (30) [LO 2,3]
- Case Study Paper and Class Presentation: At the end of the course, students will write a 3,000 word essay that focuses on a thematic or policy issue related to the course that brings together the issues of gender and violence related to a development problem. They will be expected to review the relevant literature to critically analyse key arguments, and demonstrate their understanding of what sort(s) of violence are apparent, how gender plays into the problem, and assess if/how development practices or policies are contributing to the issue at hand. Students must consult with the course convenor before commencing the project. Assignments will be graded on the basis of analytical content, scholarly rigour, clarity of expression, and accessibility and persuasiveness of the class presentation. (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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This course comprises some 130 hours of activity over 12 weeks, both interactive/seminar based and independent research. The course comprises a maximum of 6k words of assessment or the equivalent
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