MJRU-ANTSO v.2 Anthropology and Sociology Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major introduces students to the complementary fields of anthropology and sociology. This major 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. Students studying Anthropology and Sociology as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream.
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete Self, Culture and Society (ANTH1000) and Society and Culture in a Globalising World (ANTH1001) in their first year.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the social sciences
2. demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively within a social science discipline and across disciplinary boundaries
3. demonstrate the ability to locate relevant information from a range of sources and to make decisions about the significance of this information in the development of a disciplined analysis of social life
4. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate in the two disciplines
5. demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies and the ability to decide on their applications appropriately
6. show sustained intellectual curiosity by taking responsibility for one's own learning and intellectual development through the recognition of a range of learning strategies
7. demonstrate the capacity to understand social life in a range of local and global contexts
8. embrace the importance of cultural diversity and of human rights in the making of knowledge in the social sciences
9. understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is both ethical and principled
Duration and availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|ANTH2003||v.1||Language and Social Life||3.0||25.0|
|SUST2000||v.1||Sociocultural Perspectives of Sustainability||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ANTH2000||v.1||Ethnographies of the City||3.0||25.0|
|ANTH2002||v.1||Private Lives and Public Issues||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|ANTH3006||v.1||Understanding Social Research A||3.0||25.0|
|ANTH3005||v.1||Social Inequality: Possibilities for Change||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|ANTH3004||v.1||Doing Social Research A||3.0||25.0|
|ANTH3003||v.1||Human Rights and Social Justice||3.0||25.0|
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