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Minor (2020)

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Title Anthropology
Organisational Unit Global Studies
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Anthropology, the study of 'humanity', explores fundamental aspects of society and culture at the core of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Anthropology Minor focuses on the role of culture in establishing meaning and value in human society with particular focus on indigenous and popular culture in Australia and Asia. Its approach to comparative studies through cultural immersion and field research is key to understanding critical issues of cross-cultural engagement in a globalising world.
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Minor Structure - 12 credit points

300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

AST312 Anthropology, Society and Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

200 Level Units - 9 credit points

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

Select from the following:

AIS110 Introduction to Indigenous Popular Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS206 Country, Nature and Identity: Indigenous Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AST250 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
OUA: OUA2-external, OUA4-external

AST288 Women and Men in Asian Societies - 3 points

SUS207 Overseas Aid and International Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

PHL217 Meaning and Interpretation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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