ANT4001 Advanced Contemporary Anthropological Theory
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Adv Contemporary Anthropologic|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090303 - Anthropology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Rebecca Te'o
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or MSTA
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Although students majoring in anthropology are exposed to anthropological theory as it relates to the social sciences generally throughout their undergraduate degree, it is considered that a more intensive and anthropologically specific, in-depth grounding in theory is necessary at the Honours level, with a particular focus on recent theoretical directions and developments.
This course aims to provide a more detailed and in-depth survey of the major anthropological theoretical approaches of the later 20th century onward. Building on the major historical themes of theory development in anthropology as outlined in ANT3001, this course will provide an understanding of the more recent development of theory in the discipline including, feminism, neo-Marxism, critical theory, post-structuralism and post-modernism. Students will use the assessment in this course to develop the theoretical basis for their particular Honours topic.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary theoretical approaches in anthropology
- understand the practical application of theoretical perspectives to research questions
- have developed and applied an appropriate theoretical perspective to their particular topic.
|1.||Structure and system||5.00|
|2.||Methods and objects||5.00|
|3.||Biology and ontology||10.00|
|4.||Meanings as objects of study||10.00|
|5.||Language and method||10.00|
|6.||Thinking and believing||5.00|
|7.||Bodies of knowledge||5.00|
|8.||Coherence and contingency||10.00|
|9.||Universalism and domain terms||5.00|
|10.||Perspectives and their logics||5.00|
|11.||Objectivity, morality and truth||10.00|
|12.||The anthropology of western modes of thought||10.00|
|13.||Globalisation and the changing meaning of culture.||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=02&subject1=ANT4001)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ESSAY 1 (CRITIQUE)||100||40||16 Aug 2019|
|ESSAY 3 (CRITIQUE)||100||40||11 Oct 2019|
|ESSAY 2 (APPLYING THEORY)||100||20||25 Oct 2019|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them, to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.