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Anthropology - unit set code MJ-A000007

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 Anthropology 1A: Culture and Imagination (G, X)  

Trimester 2

ASS102 Anthropology 1B: Culture and Communication (G, X)  


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/ASS305 Anthropology of Poverty and Development (G, X)  

ASS229/ASS329 Anthropology of Crime and Violence (G, X)  

ASS233/ASS333 Myth and Ritual (G, X)  

Trimester 2

ASS206/ASS306 Medical Anthropology (G, X)  

ASS234/ASS334 10 Billion People: Environmental Anthropology (G, X)  

ASS330 Human Possibilities in the Age of Digital Communication (G, X)  

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