Reading Anthropology

Subject ANTH40003 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with a supervisor throughout the semester.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


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

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Anthropology at undergraduate level

Non Allowed Subjects: None
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


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.

Learning Outcomes:

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 submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. 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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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

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