Reading Anthropology

Subject ANTH40003 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with a supervisor throughout the semester.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Students require written permission of the subject coordinator to enrol in this subject.



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Anthropology at undergraduate level

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr. Paul Green

Subject Overview:

This is a special study based on intensive reading selected from teaching interests within the program covering a subject not already taken or extending knowledge within a subject already studied. This subject should facilitate the student's powers of independent inquiry. develop initiative in self-directed research. increase understanding of an area of anthropology not previously studied, or advance understanding of an area of already established knowledge.


Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • demonstrate developed powers of independent inquiry;
  • show initiative in self-directed research;
  • have increased understanding of an area of anthropology not previously studied or advance understanding of an area already established knowledge.

A 5000-word essay (100%) due during the examination period.

Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Readings will be suggested by the supervisor and will be available in the library and online.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • have practice in conducting independent research using a variety of sources and methods;
  • have practice in bibliographic methods, writing clearly and succinctly and reading with attention to detail;
  • have experience of systematically evaluating a body of empirical data and identifying its theoretical context;
  • have experience of advanced methods of critical inquiry and argument leading to improved analytical skills;
  • have acquired awareness of issues relating to cross-cultural communication.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Anthropology
Anthropology && Social Theory

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