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AN2114 - Australia through Time and Place

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

This subject concerns the history, practice and findings of anthropological and archaeological research on Australia. Following a critical overview of the evidence of human colonisation and settlement of Australia and its cultural and linguistic diversity, the subject provides an integrated exploration of a number of key areas of research in anthropology and archaeology, including cosmology, ritual, ecology, economy and technology, trade and exchange, politics and governance, colonial encounters, material culture, art and performance, heritage, land rights and native title. Approved and endorsed by Rosita Henry

Learning Outcomes

  • review, synthesize and present anthropological and archaeological research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social, economic and cultural life through time and place;
  • demonstrate critical insights into the complexity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and cultural life in Australia at the threshold of colonisation;
  • analyse the contribution and relevance of anthropological and archaeological research for understanding contemporary social, economic and political issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians today;
  • assess the value of an interdisciplinary approach to a number of key areas of anthropological and archaeological research on Australia.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (30%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (30%)
  • major essay (40%).
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS (FOUR SUBJECTS) OF LEVEL 1 STUDY AT TERTIARY LEVEL

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
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: Face to face

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars - This subject is taught in blended mode. Students are required to attend one 2 hour face-to-face workshop each week. Lecture recordings and other study materials are provided via LearnJCU.
  • 13 hours - Online Engagement
  • 1 days fieldwork
  • 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.