Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Julian Millie|
Previously coded ANY4520
This unit gives students a grounding in the history of twentieth century anthropological theories of culture, and addresses the crisis in culture theory in the last decades of the century. By the middle of the semester, students will be able to develop a viable definition of culture and flexible but critical theory of ethnographic representation. In the second half of the semester, students will develop conference papers in which they reinterpret a major ethnographic contribution within a particular area (e.g., a classic monograph from Oceania) in light of the critical theoretical training they have received.
There are four main objectives for this unit, considered both in terms of content and skills and experiences. Students will:
All of these objectives are interrelated, and the unit is designed to lead the students toward greater independence and confidence in their abilities to be original and productive thinkers.
Midterm essay (1000 words): 20%;Final essay (3500 words): 35%; Conference presentation based on final essay(3500 words): 35%; Participation 10%
One 2-hour seminar per week
A first-year sequence in Anthropology or History or Politics or Sociology or a cognate discipline or by permission