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

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of AN subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AN2015 AN3015 AN3019 SS5005 AN5006

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Simon Foale
Lecturer: Dr Robin Rodd.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 12 x 2 hour workshops
    Assessment: workshop participation and presentation (20%); essays (50%); research proposal (30%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Simon Foale.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 12 x 2 hour workshops
      Assessment: workshop participation and presentation (20%); essays (50%); research proposal (30%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - 12 x 2 hour workshops
        Assessment: workshop participation and presentation (20%); essays (50%); research proposal (30%).

        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.