- Code ANTH6009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Economic History, Asia-Pacific Studies
This course examines mainstream and alternative concepts of development by focusing on development issues and case studies located in so-called Third World countries. It examines the historical background to development ideas and practices, and the cultural presuppositions and assumptions on which they are consequently based, as well as the ways in which they impact on different cultures throughout the world. Of particular interest will be alternative concepts of development, such as people-centred development, gender and development, equity in development, local knowledge and values, sustainable development, and participation and empowerment in development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically evaluate development programs and projects in terms of their social and cultural impact;
- apply anthropological concepts and theories to an understanding of planned social change;
- critically examine key ethnographic writing in terms of its theoretical and methodological approach;
- present and engage in group discussion about development;
- devise strategies for successful development outcome; and
- critically examine the interaction between government, non-government organisations and civil society in development.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 4,5]
- 2-4 (dependent on class size) in-class presentations, 10 minutes each (equally weighted, total 10%) (10) [LO 3,5]
- On-line Forum posts (1000 words) (10) [LO 1,3,5]
- Essay 1 (2500 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,6]
- Essay 2 (2500 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,6]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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