Bachelor of Anthropology

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Bachelor of Anthropology at Western Sydney University offers students 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 degree will equip students with multi-cultural knowledge as well as to provide a thorough grounding in research methods and ethics with utility in a variety of professional and academic contexts. Students have the opportunity to further develop their anthropological knowledge and practice through a semester long field and study experience, based either overseas or in Australia.

Structure

240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Subjects

  • The development of anthropology as a discipline
  • ethnography and ethnographic methods
  • gender and sexuality
  • globalisation and culture
  • identity and belonging
  • Indigenous peoples and nation states
  • power and politics. Specific attention is given to cultures of Australasia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, and to cross cultural interactions, at both global and local levels.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Any 2 units of English

Study pathways

Alternate Entry Pathway: Students attending the HSC Geography Enrichment Day, or the Society and Culture Enrichment Day, who sit and pass the invigilated test may receive a conditional offer, full offer subject to achieving minimum Western Sydney University ATAR standards.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Penrith International: $78,720 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Liverpool City International: $78,720 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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