146.703 The Practice of Anthropology (30 credits)

A study of the methodological and ethical dimensions of anthropological research.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: Auckland Campus
  • Coordinator: Prof Kathryn Rountree
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think and write critically at an advanced level about the practices of socio-cultural anthropology.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse issues - philosophical, political, ethical, and practical - relevant to the practices of socio-cultural anthropology.
  3. Demonstrate acquisition of key competencies in anthropological methods and ethics in order to conduct socio-cultural research at a professional level.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting Note
1 Essay 1,2,3 50.0%
2 Individual Performance/Presentation 2,3 15.0%
3 Essay 1,2,3 35.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Students must complete all assessments in order to pass the course.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

Compulsory
  • Darkness In El Dorado: How Scientists And Journalists Devastated The Amazon
    Author: Tierney, Patrick
    ISBN: 0393322750
    Edition: 2002
    Publisher: Norton: New York

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