ANTH1001 Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit. Semester 1 Albany Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the Anthropology and Sociology major sequence
- Level 1 option in the Humanities in Health and Medicine major sequence
- Level 1 elective
- We live in an increasingly multi-cultural world where there are many ways of 'being human'. At the same time, all people share some experiences in common: all learn, share and communicate beliefs, create and maintain social relationships, adapt to their environments, and make a living through particular modes of production. This unit explores the world's rich diversity of human experience and practice, looking at cross-cultural examples of it in domains such as religion, identity, subsistence, social inequality and communication. It also considers the variety of ways that anthropologists and sociologists conduct their research.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in anthropology and sociology as they relate to society and culture, humanity, personhood, knowledge and ethics, gender, and race and ethnicity.; (2) demonstrate knowledge of anthropology and sociology as academic disciplines; apply anthropological and sociological concepts and theories in ways that enhance understandings of everyday life; (3) demonstrate an ability to critically review, analyse, sumarise and synthesise anthropological and sociological research and theory; (4) demonstrate an ability to write, verbally articulate and present clear, coherent, well-documented arguments, drawing on both theory and empirical or ethnographic material relevant to this unit; and (5) demonstrate an ability to communicate anthropological and sociological ideas, principles and knowledge.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quiz; (2) research essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Unit rules
- ANTH1101 Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society
- Contact hours
- lectures: up to 2 hours per teaching week; tutorial: up to 1 hour per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.