Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia
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- 29 May 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the Asian region
- demonstrate awareness of the critical relationship between cultural and ecological issues
- recognize key concepts and underlying assumptions associated with a range of interpretations of the societies, cultures and ecologies of the Asian region
- analyse the complex relationships between conservation and development policy in contemporary Asia.
- Cultural Ecologies of Traditional Societies in Asia
- Indigenous Minorities and National Development Policies in Asia
- The Tragedy of the Commons - Population and Environment in Asia
- The Green Revolution and Food Security Issues
- The Informal Sector and Urban Development in Asia
- The Marine Environment and Sustainability of Coastal Communities
- Tourism and Sustainable Community Development Issues
- Forest Conservation, Culture and Environmental Services
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-ART250-Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia (No longer available)
No additional requirements
Anthropology is the study of cultures and societies in a holistic and comparative perspective, helping us to understand the differences and commonalities among diverse social systems and cultural practices. In this unit, students are introduced to the major approaches, debates and methods in social and cultural anthropology. Drawing on a diverse array of rich case studies from around the world, students consider the theoretical, practical and ethical issues associated with ethnography ('writing culture') and other forms of anthropological research. Key topics include: forms of exchange and concepts of value; structures and relations of power; kinship systems and gender identities; religious beliefs and ritual practices; human relationships with the natural world; the construction of racial and ethnic identities; and experiences of migration and displacement. The unit is therefore an ideal companion to the study of sociology, history, politics, literature, language, community, and other disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Topic Worksheets (15%)
- Tutorial Discussions / Presentation (25%)
- Final Examination Open Book (30%)
- Take Home Reviews (30%)
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