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.

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MJ-A000007 (major)

MN-A000007 (minor)


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

Career outcomes

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

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  • 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:

  • Peoples of the World ASS101
  • Culture and Communication ASS102
  • Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

  • Being Human (With the Nonhuman) ASS203
  • Globalisation, Crisis, and the City ASS204
  • Anthropology of Poverty and Development ASS205
  • Medical Anthropology ASS206
  • Myth and Ritual ASS233
  • Culture, Law and Universal Rights ASS235
  • Complete the following 2 units from level 3:

  • Anthropology of Crime and Violence ASS329
  • Cyborg Anthropology ASS330