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ASS102 - Culture and Communication

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:T King
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASS202, ASS402

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

ASS102 continues the introduction to Anthropology commenced by ASS101, but can be taken first by mid-year commencing students. The subject examines other foundational issues for anthropologists including the relationship between violence and conflict and the human social order and the complexity of human communication in such diverse areas of human practice as symbolic communication, belief systems and myth and ritual. Examples of human societies and cultures are drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Pacific.

Assessment

Seminar participation (campus) or CloudDeakin discussion (Cloud (online)) (10%) Online quiz (10%) Short essay 500 words (20%) Essay 1,500 words (30%) Closed book exam (30%)

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