Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitAnthropology
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)James Barry


Previously coded ANY2140


The unit examines the components of demographic change and their social consequences, in particular:

  1. trends in fertility and their implications for population ageing,
  2. death and disease in Australia,
  3. Australian immigration policy and its implications for the education and labour markets, and
  4. implications of population growth for the natural environment and urban settlements in Australia.


  1. display significant knowledge about the cultures of the Pacific Islands
  2. identify key debates in the history of anthropology
  3. discuss the ways that scholarly arguments about culture are best evaluated, criticised, engaged with, and used productively
  4. develop the ability to write a focused research paper
  5. develop the ability to write a proposal for scholarly research


Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


A first-year sequence in Anthropology or History or Politics or Sociology or a cognate discipline or by permission