Major Thesis - Anthropology

Subject 121-538 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Total of 40 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Entry to Master of Arts (Anthropology).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Prof Andrew Dawson


Prof Andrew Dawson

Subject Overview: The Anthropology Major Thesis is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research in an area of Anthropology. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.
  • be able to devise an anthropological research question, and design a program of research from which an answer to the research question can be developed;
  • have written a sustained evidence-based thesis in a style comprehensible to non-experts in the field;
  • have demonstrated an aptitude for original research in anthropology at a higher degree level.
Assessment: one 30,000 word thesis
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • show initiative in self-directed research;
  • demonstrate an ability to identify, collect and collate data relevant to a research question;
  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and evaluate data;
  • be able to communicate the aims and outcomes of research intelligibly and economically.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Anthropology (Thesis)

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