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Anthropology - unit set code MJ-A000007

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

 

Anthropology is the study of the lives of people in a range of societies. This major sequence investigates kinship and family; gender; economic and political anthropology; work and consumption; religion, ritual and witchcraft; person, society and cosmos; death; the impact of and problems caused by expanding European nations on the peoples of Africa and the Pacific; globalisation; processes of change in the Third World; international tourism; festivals; medical anthropology; communal conflict; ethnicity; international migration and doing fieldwork.


On successful completion of the Anthropology major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • a detailed understanding of cultural diversity
  • an appreciation of the full array of globalising forces at work in the contemporary world
  • an ability to reflexively relate the cultural realities of other societies to their own social experience
  • an informed and refined critical consciousness in regard to social life.

Level 1
Trimester 1

ASS101 Peoples of the World  


Trimester 2

ASS102 Culture and Communication  

 

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:


Level 2 and 3
Trimester 1

ASS205 Anthropology of Poverty and Development  

ASS329 Anthropology of Crime and Violence  

ASS233 Myth and Ritual  


Trimester 2

 

ASS206 Medical Anthropology  

ASS234 10 Billion People: Environmental Anthropology  

ASS330 Human Possibilities in the Age of Digital Communication  


Note: From 2014, ASS101, ASS102 and ASS233 are also offered at Burwood (Melbourne). The remaining Anthropology units will also be available at Burwood (Melbourne) from 2015, and 2016 subject to School approvals.

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