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AN2106 - Anthropology of Violence: The State, Politics and Citizens

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Violence, its forms and controls, is fundamental to human social existence and is central to theories regarding the nature of society, citizenship and the state. The anthropology of violence addresses these points from a comparative cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis is given to the situational nature of violence and human conflict with case studies of warfare, political memory, state-based violence, struggles for democracy and liberation, sexual violence, genocide and ethnic conflict.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the relationship between violence, culture and human nature;
  • examine and discuss cross-cultural approaches to violence, and explore in depth at least one major anthropological study of violence;
  • analyse and evaluate the importance of violence in modern social theory and its significance in state politics;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the importance of social struggle for the recognition of rights and citizenship.

Subject Assessment

  • multidraft Essays (50%)
  • discussion board participation (50%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AN3106

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Professor Rosita Henry.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Professor Rosita Henry
Lecturer: Dr Robin Rodd.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - One weekly two hour workshop. All learning materials on line
  • 13 hours - Online engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.