Anthropology is the study of human culture, society, and difference. A major in anthropology allows students to adopt discerning views on major issues in the world today. As well as studying small-scale societies and groups, anthropology is concerned with the understanding of modern nation states and transnational relations. This includes diverse ethnic and religious conflicts, gender relations in different cultures, migration and multiculturalism, capitalism's impact on isolated groups, poverty and international development, and the importance of Indigenous peoples in national and international politics.
A major in Anthropology requires the completion of 36 senior credit points in the area of study. Students should consult the departmental website for advice on combinations of units of study that form the major.
First Year Anthropology
There are two junior Anthropology units of study, each worth six credit points:
ANTH1001 Cultural Difference: An Introduction
ANTH1002 Anthropology and the Global
A combination of two junior units of study is a prerequisite for all other anthropology units.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, Gender Studies, Political Economy