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AN3006 - Anthropology and Development: Critical Perspectives on Globalisation and Inequality

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject critically explores the notion and phenomenon of 'development' in Asia-Pacific contexts through an anthropological lens. Practices, problems and processes in social or community-based development and planned culture change raise central anthropological questions about power, identity and agency. The subject will provide students with an understanding of how anthropological approaches inform the study of meanings and concepts associated with modernity and the priorities, policies and practices of development agencies. The subject considers globalisation and transnationalism, international NGO networks, and such issues such as the politics of development knowledge, natural resource development, environment and bio-technology, poverty, labour and the global economy, gender, health and human rights. The subject includes practical workshops on research methods used in development anthropology.

Learning Outcomes

  • acquire the ability to assess the social and cultural impacts of policies and processes associated with globalisation and natural resource development;
  • acquire the ability to critically evaluate case studies from the Asia-Pacific region concerning development issues and community engagement;
  • identify key theoretical and ideological issues concerning development;
  • acquire a broad based understanding of contemporary Anthropology in relation to global development issues and Asia-Pacific contexts.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AN2015 AN3015 AN3019 SS5005 AN5006

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 04-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Simon Foale.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours workshops
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours - Online Activities
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.