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ASS101 - Anthropology 1A: Culture and Imagination

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Enrolment modes:(G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Bastin
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Content

Anthropology asks the ultimate question for human beings: what does it mean to be human? Because of this, anthropology is the science that must understand both the physical and the metaphysical dimensions of human existence: how we both create and relate to our environment. The subject commences with an examination of the foundational issues for anthropologists including the nature of human culture, the nature of humans as an evolved species, and the critical importance of human rationality and belief. Examples of human societies and cultures are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Pacific.

Assessment

Tutorial participation (on campus) or CloudDeakin discussion (off campus) (10%) Online quiz (10%) Short essay 500 words (20%) Essay 1,500 words (30%) Closed book exam (30%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2192$2359

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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