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AN2106 - Anthropology of Violence

[Offered in odd-numbered years in Townsville. Offered in even-numbered years by External mode. ]

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

Violence, its forms and controls, is fundamental to human social existence and is central to theories regarding the nature of society. 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, state-based violence, sexual violence, genocide and ethnic conflict.

Learning Outcomes

  • consider the relationship between violence and human nature;
  • explore in depth at least one major anthropological study of violence;
  • understand the importance of violence in modern social theory;
  • examine cross-cultural approaches to violence.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Workload expectations:
  • 1 hours - via phone, email or LearnJCU discussion board.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: multidraft Essays (50%); discussion board participation (50%).

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