Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown campus, depending on major selected
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code1706.3
UAC Code 720518 [Penrith]; 720510 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank 70.05 [Penrith]; 71.55 [Bankstown]
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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

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International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown campus, depending on major selected
Duration 3F
Intake Information Semester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code 1706.3 [CRICOS Code 040992A] 
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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Social Anthropology is the study of humans and the cultures they create. The Anthropology major in the Bachelor of Arts offers you the opportunity to examine social patterns and practices across cultures, to discover similarities and differences between cultures, and to understand the processes by which humans organise and create meaning.

Areas of focus include the development of anthropology as a discipline; globalisation and culture; power and politics; gender and sexuality; identity and belonging; ethnography and ethnographic methods; indigenous peoples and nation states.

Specific attention is given to cultures of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and to cross-cultural interactions, at both global and local levels. The major will equip you with multicultural knowledge as well as to provide a thorough grounding in research methods and ethics with utility in a variety of professional and academic contexts.

Units

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology

The demand for graduates will increase as the world becomes more globalised. Increasingly, graduates with expertise covered in anthropology courses are sought after in professional fields such as: marketing, advertising, business and finance. Many of these jobs, both nationally and internationally, will come in the fields of technology and design.

Academic Profile

Doctor Geir Henning Presterudstuen

Dr Geir Henning Presterudstuen is a socio-cultural anthropologist and has conducted long-term fieldwork in Fiji since 2009. His PhD thesis, awarded in 2012, was entitled 'Masculinity, manhood and tradition' and reflects his main research interests which include the intersections between social categories such as gender, ethnicity, class and sexuality in context of the modern market economy. Other research interests includes economic …

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How to apply

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Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.