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Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Social Theory)

  • Study mode
    On campus
  • Program rating
    The combination of a global scope with a local focus will enable students to apply their skills in comtemporary anthropology and social theory. Anthropology is part of the University of Melbourne´s School of Social and Political Sciences, whose focus is making sense of today´s world and how both international and Austrailan political, social and legal institutions function and respond to the increasingly rapid social change taking place.
  • Aimed at
    People wishing to study different societies and cultures and analyse the structure and foundations of them.
  • Employability
    Anthropologists and sociologists research the development and structure of human society, analyse changes in social institutions, use the past to trace the development of humanity through objects and places, study geographical locations, document the effect of political decisions, advise to help define social groups in relation to social policies, and prepare reports and scholarly papers.
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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broad understanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Social Theory)
  • Course description
     A major in Anthropology & Social Theory consists of eight 12.5-point subjects, totals 100 points and consists of:

    Level 1

        * Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity
        * One Arts Foundational lnterdisciplinary Subject

    Level 2/3

        * Two core anthropology subjects
        * One core social theory subject
        * Two Anthropology & Social Theory electives
        * Engaging the World: Theory & Anthropology (compulsory capstone subject)

    Minor

    A minor in Anthropology & Social Theory consists of six 12.5-point subjects, totals 75 points and consists of:

    Level 1

        * Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity
        * One Arts Foundational lnterdisciplinary Subject

    Level 2/3


        * Four Anthropology & Social Theory subjects, at least two of which must be taken from the list of core subjects.

    Anthropology & Social Theory level 1 subjects

    One Arts Foundational lnterdisciplinary Subject and Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-107  Anthropology: Studying Human Diversity
    Anthropology explores the different ways people live their lives. In this subject, an introduction to foundational knowledge in the discipline, students will be exposed to a variety of social and cultural forms around the world and the methods and th...     Semester 2     12.50

    Anthropology & Social Theory: Level 2/3 Core Social Theory Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    136-073  Critical Theories
    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to and critically examine the major debates in contemporary critical theories from Western Marxism to postmodernism. These critical theories include the German Frankfurt School, French poststructuralis...     Semester 2     12.50

    672-321  Critical Theories
    The aim of this subject is to introduce students to and critically examine the major debates in contemporary critical theories from Western Marxism to postmodernism. These critical theories include the German Frankfurt School, French poststructuralis...     Semester 2     12.50

    136-074  Modernity Revolution to Social Movements
    This subject is primarily concerned with the ideas about society that have anchored the disciplines of sociology and social theory in the 19th and 20th centuries. It critically assesses these ideas through an examination of the works of key social th...     Semester 1     12.50

    672-322  Modernity Revolution to Social Movements
    This subject is primarily concerned with the ideas about society that have anchored the disciplines of sociology and social theory in the 19th and 20th centuries. It critically assesses these ideas through an examination of the works of key social th...     Semester 1     12.50

    Anthropology & Social Theory: Level 2/3 Core Anthropology Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-015  Development and the Third World
    This subject is an introduction to a range of issues about development in the 'third world'. It will explore the basic concepts used in development literature in addition to the many ways that development is understood and applied. Concepts...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-339  Development and the Third World
    This subject is an introduction to a range of issues about development in the 'third world'. It will explore the basic concepts used in development literature in addition to the many ways that development is understood and applied. Concepts...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-056  The Human Cosmos
    This subject is an introduction to the anthropological study of religion by an examination of myth and/or ritual, with ethnographic examples drawn mainly from Pacific Rim cultures. Students who complete this subject will have acquired a grounding in ...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-349  The Human Cosmos
    This subject is an introduction to the anthropological study of religion by an examination of myth and/or ritual, with ethnographic examples drawn mainly from Pacific Rim cultures. Students who complete this subject will have acquired a grounding in ...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-060  Power, Ideology and Inequality
    This subject offers a comparative perspective on the distribution of inequalities in human societies over time and in contemporary cultures. The aim of the subject is to investigate the varied manifestations of interactions between power, ideologies ...     Semester 1     12.50

    671-351  Power, Ideology and Inequality
    This subject offers a comparative perspective on the distribution of inequalities in human societies over time and in contemporary cultures. The aim of the subject is to investigate the varied manifestations of interactions between power, ideologies ...     Semester 1     12.50

    121-065  Working with Value
    This subject examines the diverse ways people have gone about 'making a living', and the ways anthropologists have sought to explain them. The focus is on the social relations involved in production and reproduction of material life, and on...     Semester 1     12.50

    671-353  Working with Value
    This subject examines the diverse ways people have gone about 'making a living', and the ways anthropologists have sought to explain them. The focus is on the social relations involved in production and reproduction of material life, and on...     Semester 1     12.50

    Anthropology & Social Theory: Elective Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-055  Keeping the Body in Mind
    This subject introduces a wide range of anthropological interests in the human body from a comparative ethnographic perspective. It considers topics such as body image and eating disorders, body arts and practices, body modifications and decorations,...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-348  Keeping the Body in Mind
    This subject introduces a wide range of anthropological interests in the human body from a comparative ethnographic perspective. It considers topics such as body image and eating disorders, body arts and practices, body modifications and decorations,...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-058  Sentiments and Structures     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-350  Sentiments and Structures     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-062  Sorcery and the Anthropology of Evil     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    673-381  Sorcery and the Anthropology of Evil     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-066  Sexing the Self
    This subject explores the construction of gender and sex in a variety of the world's societies. On completion of the subject students should have gained a knowledge of gender-based systems of social classification in non-Western societies; have ...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-354  Sexing the Self
    This subject explores the construction of gender and sex in a variety of the world's societies. On completion of the subject students should have gained a knowledge of gender-based systems of social classification in non-Western societies; have ...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-063  Culture Change and Protest Movements
    This subject addresses problems of culture change and the ways that people respond to the experience of change, including cultural protest. While a major focus will be on the ways that non-Western societies have responded to encounters with the Weste...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-352  Culture Change and Protest Movements
    This subject addresses problems of culture change and the ways that people respond to the experience of change, including cultural protest. While a major focus will be on the ways that non-Western societies have responded to encounters with the Weste...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-068  Redefining Nature     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-355  Redefining Nature     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-069  Evolution of Consciousness
    This subject will examine recent advances in anthropology, paleontology, the neurosciences, psychology, and evolutionary biology which are producing new ideas about the origins of and relationships between the human brain, mind, language, behaviour, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-356  Evolution of Consciousness
    This subject will examine recent advances in anthropology, paleontology, the neurosciences, psychology, and evolutionary biology which are producing new ideas about the origins of and relationships between the human brain, mind, language, behaviour, ...     Semester 2     12.50

    121-210  Ethnic Nationalism and the Modern World
    Ethnicity and nationalism are of special concern to anthropologists, especially in instances where anthropology becomes part of nationalist discourse. This subject considers ethnicity and nationalism through the in-depth analysis of a case study from...     Semester 1     12.50

    673-382  Ethnic Nationalism and the Modern World
    Ethnicity and nationalism are of special concern to anthropologists, especially in instances where anthropology becomes part of nationalist discourse. This subject considers ethnicity and nationalism through the in-depth analysis of a case study from...     Semester 1     12.50

    136-076  Social Theory and Political Analysis
    This subject involves the study of theory and empirical research in social and political relations, culture and ideology, and human subjectivity and action. Students who complete this subject should possess an awareness of the ways in which social th...     Semester 1     12.50

    672-323  Social Theory and Political Analysis
    This subject involves the study of theory and empirical research in social and political relations, culture and ideology, and human subjectivity and action. Students who complete this subject should possess an awareness of the ways in which social th...     Semester 1     12.50

    136-077  Psychoanalysis and Social Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    672-324  Psychoanalysis and Social Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Anthropology & Social Theory: Level 3 Capstone Subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-305  Engaging the World:Theory & Anthropology     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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