Anthropology

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

Anthropology

Honours

Honours in Anthropology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours Seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

ANTH4101 Theorising the State in Everyday Life

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 2x 2000wd equivalent Seminar presentations (40%), 1x 4000wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit provides an advanced-level introduction to the classic and contemporary theoretical and ethnographic literature in political anthropology focusing on the study of power in research on nation-states. Some major themes explored include nationalism, racism, gender and sexuality, identity, work and exploitation, poverty and religion.
ANTH4102 Anthropology of Mind and Experience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 2000wd Minor Essay (35%), 1x 4000wd Major Essay (65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
The unit provides students with a basis for the understanding of anthropology in the context of current Western philosophical and scientific thought. It particularly explores the work of Claude Levi-Strauss in the light of existential phenomenological and psychoanalytic critiques. The aim is to deepen the students' critical knowledge of anthropological theory and the importance of comparative understanding in relation to the practice of ethnography.

Honours thesis unit of study

ANTH4103 Anthropology Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester (on average) and 1x2hr workshop/week Assessment: 1x Thesis Preparation (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit students conduct literature research and collect empirical material for their Honours thesis. They participate in a Thesis Writing workshop that introduces them to research and writing skills, time management, reading and note taking strategies, referencing, structuring various parts of a thesis, and editing and revising chapter text. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Anthropology Honours Coordinator will guide student progress.
ANTH4104 Anthropology Honours Thesis 2 and 3

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Anthropology. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Anthropology Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.