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AN1001 - Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Robin Rodd.
Workload expectations:
  • 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 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Simon Foale
Lecturers: Professor Rosita Henry, Assoc. Professor Simon Foale.
Workload expectations:
  • 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 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Rosita Henry
Workload expectations:
  • 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 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg, Ms Neesha Shinde
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Hooper, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg, Ms Nurul Rashid.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg
Lecturers: Mrs Helen Hooper, Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anita Lundberg.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); essays (50%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.