Graduate Certificate in Arts (Anthropology and Development)

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  • Objectives
    * 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. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Anthropology and Development)
  • Course description

    • 3 compulsory subjects
    • 1 elective subject
    Compulsory 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

    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

    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

    First year elective subjects

    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

    121-110  Famine in the Modern World
    This subject is an introduction to geography and development studies, and is a prerequisite for further study in both. It examines the problems of famine and hunger, and as it does so introduces key issues, concepts and theories central to geography ...     Semester 1     12.50

    Second/Third-year elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    121-022  Development and Urban Environments     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-028  Sustainable Development
    The term 'sustainable development' is widely recognised but little understood, with over 50 definitions reflecting the different understandings of environmental theorists and practitioners. This subject discusses and interprets these key cu...     Semester 1     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

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

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

    121-216  Sex, Gender and Power     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    121-218  Genders, Bodies, Borders
    This subject looks at the central place of gendered meanings in diverse cultural contests globally, focussing on the increasingly gendered and sexualised character of these contests. The contests examined include: the wars over 'the family'...     Semester 1     12.50

    121-317  Africa: Environment, Development, People
    This subject introduces students to the physical environment, history, and development challenges facing contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. Students will examine in detail intellectual and ethical debates surrounding the strategies undertaken by postco...     Semester 2     12.50

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