Bachelor of Arts
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.
|ASS101||Peoples of the World|
|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
|ASS205||Anthropology of Poverty and Development|
|ASS329||Anthropology of Crime and Violence|
|ASS233||Myth and Ritual|
|ASS234||10 Billion People: Environmental Anthropology|
Note: In 2015, ASS101, ASS102,ASS233 and ASS206 are also offered at Burwood (Melbourne). Further Anthropology units will be offered in 2016 subject to School approvals.