Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology)

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  • Objectives
    Anthropology is the study of humanity: its origins, development and contemporary variations. You can major in Anthropology as part of the Bachelor of Social Science. The processes of global change, such as industrialisation, urbanisation, increasing inter-ethnic contact and multiculturalism, environmental transformation, and the spread of new modes of communication, can have significant effects on cultures and societies. You will explore how contemporary local, regional and national cultures and societies are affected by, and react to, these processes. You will be encouraged to look into these issues contextually and, through this study, be sensitive to varied culturally-defined needs and aspirations. This major offers you a wide range of topics to investigate, such as gender studies, ethnic and race relations, sport and contemporary culture, Asian area studies, work and economic life, religion and ritual, sociolinguistics, applied anthropology and development, cross-cultural health issues, and Indigenous Australia.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Social Science (Anthropology)
  • Course description
    Career Opportunities

    These are as varied as the degree itself. For example, recent graduates have become advisors to politicians, detectives, Federal and State civil servants, sports organisation officers, regional planners, community and development workers, environmental consultants working in natural resource management, the tourism industry and as justice system officials.

    Many have also been employed as researchers, particularly after completing Honours, higher degrees by coursework or research, or taking vocational postgraduate courses in areas such as business, computing, social work or planning.

    311105 v.1 Anthropology Major

    This major introduces students to anthropology - the study of humanity: its origins, development and contemporary variations. It enables students to understand how contemporary local, regional and national cultures are affected by, and react to, processes of global change such as industrialisation, urbanisation, increasing inter-ethnic contacts, environmental transformation and new modes of communication.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 2

                                    SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:             100.0
    Year 3 Semester 1
    311064     v.1           Anthropology 311 - Practising Anthropology
                                     in a Changing World                                                   3.0     50.0

    Year 3 Semester 2

    311065     v.1           Anthropology 312 - Ethnographies of the City             3.0     50.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 2     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    11346     v.3           Anthropology 231 - Gender, Community and
                                   Environment in India and Bangladesh                           3.0     25.0
    12653     v.3           Anthropology 232 - Migration and Social Change
                                   in South-East Asia                                                         3.0     25.0
    13443     v.3           Worlds of Women - Economy, Society and Gender
                                  in Contemporary Asia 229                                              3.0     25.0
    310991     v.1         Cultural Contexts of Crime 216                                      3.0     25.0
    310992     v.1         Demonisation in Theory and Practice 217                      3.0     25.0
    310993     v.1         Development Policy in Practice 225                                3.0     25.0
    311006     v.1         Other Lives - The Power of Autobiography
                                  in History and Anthropology 212                                    3.0     25.0
    311012     v.1        Race, Bodies and Culture 213                                         3.0     25.0
    311017     v.1        South Africa - The Politics of Memory 214                        3.0     25.0
    311020     v.1        Urban Life - Governance, Community
                                  and Resistance 223                                                         3.0     25.0
    311021     v.1        Work, Economy, Environment 211                                   3.0     25.0
    311062     v.1        Human Rights in Social Perspective 219                          3.0     25.0
    311063     v.1        Approaches to Development 224                                     3.0     25.0
    311069     v.1        Sport and Contemporary Culture 220                              3.0     25.0
    311093     v.1        Anthropology 230 - Marriage, Family, Kinship
                                 - Social Context and Perspective                                       3.0     25.0
    311094     v.1       Sexualities and Genders - Sociocultural Perspectives 235 3.0     25.0
    7370     v.5           Anthropology 214 - Religion, Ritual and Celebration          3.0     25.0
    8782     v.6           Indigenous Australia In International Perspective 218      3.0     25.0
    9914     v.4           Anthropology 217 - Applied Anthropology                         3.0     25.0

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