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The Bachelor of Anthropology at Western Sydney University offers you the opportunity to examine social patterns, humans and cultures.
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Anthropology at Western
Social Anthropology is the study of humans and the cultures they create. The Bachelor of Anthropology at Western Sydney University offers you the opportunity 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 degree seeks will also equip you with multicultural knowledge as well as a thorough grounding in research methods and ethics for a variety of professional and academic contexts.
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Increasingly, graduates with expertise covered in anthropology programs are sought after in professional fields such as:
- Corporate Sector
- Marketing and Advertising
- Non-for-profit and community work
- Social Research
Anthropologists study the origin, development, and behavior of humans. They examine the cultures, languages, archeological remains, and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world.
Social Researchers conduct research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives.
Advertising and Marketing Professionals develop and coordinate advertising strategies and campaigns, and identify and develop market opportunities for new and existing goods and services.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.