ANTH3401 Engaged Anthropology
- 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 Not available in 2021 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. Not available in 2021 Albany Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the Anthropology and Sociology major sequence
- Level 3 elective
- This unit explores the application of anthropological and sociological expertise to pressing social issues. Specific topics change yearly and reflect staff expertise on topics including (but not limited to) native title, cultural heritage, development, environmental conservation, migration, education and global health. Through the unit students develop analytical and practical skills to transfer academic knowledge to contemporary issues faced by citizens living in an increasingly globalised world.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of key conceptual and methodological innovations in the fields of applied anthropology and sociology; (2) demonstrate knowledge of history of ideas and practice related to advocacy and ethics in the social sciences, with a particular focus on engaged/applied anthropology/sociology; (3) demonstrate an ability to engage with, critique and understand the ways that policy or law is informed by implicit theories of society; (4) demonstrate an ability to understand, investigate and discuss the nature of applied social sciences; and (5) develop a written and oral capacity to present clear, lucid, well-documented arguments, drawing on both theory and empirical or ethnographic material relevant to this unit in a collegial manner and setting.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and preparation; (2) mid-semester assessment; and (3) essay. 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)
- Dr Rita Armstrong
- Unit rules
- any Level 2 ANTH unit
- ANTH2209 Applied Anthropology
- Contact hours
- up to 3 hours per teaching 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.