Bachelor of Arts


Unit Set Code

MJ-A000007 (major)

MN-A000007 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)


Anthropology is the study of humanity in the broadest sense. Anthropology at Deakin focuses on the ways human society creates its communities in diverse cultural settings. Studies in anthropology prepare you to understand and work with people in diverse and international settings. Topics studied include poverty and development, crime and violence, belief systems, health and illness and human ecology.

Career outcomes

You may find employment in community relations, the education sector, government departments, the health industry, media corporations, research consultancies and welfare organisations.


  • To complete a Major sequence in Anthropology select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Anthropology select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ASS101Peoples of the World

ASS102Culture and Communication

Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

ASS203Being Human (With the Nonhuman)

ASS204Doing Urban Anthropology

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS233Myth and Ritual

ASS235Culture, Law and Universal Rights

Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology