Bachelor of Arts

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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

ASS101Peoples of the World

Trimester 2

ASS102Culture 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

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS233Myth and Ritual

Trimester 2

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS23410 Billion People: Environmental Anthropology

ASS330Human 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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