This seminar-based unit engages students with a range of theories and debates found within anthropology since its emergence as a distinctive discipline, covering both classic and contemporary anthropological thought. Most issues will be canvassed through the use of paired readings, whereby one reading might elaborate a particular theory whilst its pair provides ethnographic description utilising the theory. In this way an appreciation will be gained in how different theories influence the organisation of anthropological data and its interpretation. The debates aroused by the different theories will then be canvassed. Throughout the unit it will become evident how these debates have shaped (and continue to shape) the discipline of anthropology.
|Unit name||Aboriginal Studies: Reading Anthropology|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,561.00||090311|
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|Teaching Pattern||Seminar unit (3 hr class fortnightly)|
|Assessment||Assignments totalling 6,000 words|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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