Majoring in Anthropology
For students already enrolled in a degree, the Anthropology major requires 36 credit points of Senior Anthropology units. You may choose any of the ANTH senior units. We recommend you include ANTH2631 Research Methods in Anthropology and ANTH2666 History of Anthropological Thought, but these are not compulsory.
For students enrolling in degrees from 2014, there are new requirements for the major. A major in Anthropology requires at least 36 senior credit points from the unit of study table in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook including at least 6 credit points from units of study in each of the three subject areas (Regional, Thematic, and Theory and Method) and at least 6 credit points from 3000-level units of study.
Your pathway commences with the completion of two junior units of study:
- ANTH1001 Cultural Difference: An Introduction
- ANTH1002 Anthropology and the Global
Senior units of study in Anthropology are divided into three areas: Regional, Thematic, and Theory and Method. You complete at least 6 senior credit points from units of study in each area.
- Regional - These units focus on key debates and concepts that characterise both the research of anthropologists in the region and their contribution to broader debates in anthropology. They aim to build substantial ethnographic knowledge.
- Thematic - These units focus on major aspects of social life that are the basis of wider projects of comparison and generalisation.
- Theory and Method - These units explicitly focus on anthropological theory and methods.
You also complete at least 6 credit points chosen from two senior advanced (3000-level) units of study:
- ANTH3601 Contemporary Theory and Anthropology;
- ANTH3602 Reading Ethnography.