Contemporary Theory and Anthropology (ANTH3601)


This unit consolidates students' understanding of anthropology as a discipline through: 1) exploring key concepts of anthropological analysis and critique; 2) enhancing knowledge of the ethnographic method and its contemporary challenges; 3) strengthening research skills and experience in formulating a research project.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week


500wd Research essay outline (10%) and 1500wd Essay (30%) and 4000wd Research essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 Senior credit points from Anthropology


ANTH3921 or ANTH3922

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.