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AN1001 - Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject provides an introduction to social and cultural anthropology. We describe and try to explain or interpret the fascinating social and cultural variability of the world's diverse peoples, with a particular focus on societies in the tropics. We discuss anthropological insights on various dimensions of human life, including kinship and marriage practices, gender relations, ethnic conflicts, political and economic organisation, human interaction with the natural world, and ritual beliefs and practices. Detailed case studies and film clips are used throughout the subject to convey to students the life-enriching as well as the educational value of developing an anthropological understanding of cultural diversity.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire ability to identify issues and subject areas associated with anthropology;
  • critically question many assumptions concerning ones own society;
  • discuss anthropological ideas, concepts and theories with others and articulate these in written form;
  • identify key anthropological texts and authors, as well as be able to outline their arguments;
  • understand and appreciate other human societies and cultures.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coord/Lect: Dr Robin Rodd, Dr Michael Wood.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 22-Mar-2018
    Coordinator: Dr Simon Foale
    Lecturers: Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Simon Foale.
    Contact hours:
    • 1 hours - Electronic communication. Email and discussion Board participation via LearnJCU
      Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
      Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); essays (50%); discussion board participation via learnjcu (20%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 23-Aug-2018
      Coordinator: Professor Rosita Henry, Dr Michael Wood
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
        Census Date 02-Aug-2018
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

          Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.