|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Ethnicity and nationalism are of special concern to anthropologists, especially in instances where anthropology becomes part of nationalist discourse. This subject considers ethnicity and nationalism through the in-depth analysis of a case study from the developing world, but draws on comparative material from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Pacific. Students will examine different theoretical approaches to ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic nationalism, in particular the relationships between the formation of nation states and processes of 'development', 'transition' and 'underdevelopment'; the roles of actors, from political actors to ordinary people, in the construction of national projects; the relationships between historic and contemporary processes in the construction of national projects; how national projects are constructed, enforced and culturally maintained and the relationships between globalisation, migration, transnationalism and ethnic nationalism in the modern world.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Show an understanding of core theoretical approaches to the understanding of ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic nationalism;
- Show an ability to apply and critically assess theories of ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic nationalism in relation to empirical case studies;
- Show an understanding of the relationships between the formation of nation states and processes of development, transition and underdevelopment;
- Show an understanding of the respective roles of different actors, from political actors to ordinary people, in the construction of national projects;
- Be able to work collaboratively with peers;
- Show an understanding of the relationships between globalization, migration, trans-nationalism and ethnic nationalism in the modern world;
- Show an understanding of the relationships between historic and contemporary processes in the construction of national projects;
- Show an ability to identify and critically assess the implicitly ethnic nationalist content in anthropological and other social scientific writing;
- Be able to communicate effectively in a variety of written and oral formats.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Knowledge gained in completing one of ANTH10001 or DEVT10001 or and Arts IDF subject.
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ANTH10001||Anthropology: Studying Self and Other||
|DEVT10001||The Developing World||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1000-word (25%) Area Report. Due Week 5 of Semester.
- 1000-word (25%) Case Study. Due Week 10 of Semester.
- Group Presentation. Equivalent to 500-words (12.5%) per each group member. Due Week 12 of Semester.
- 1500-word (37.5%) Research Essay. Due during the examination period.
Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10 marks per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Coordinator Orhan Karagoz Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The Lecture and Tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Readings will be provided online through the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.
Recommended texts and other resources
- Ethnicity and Nationalism: Anthropological Perspective (T H Eriksen) Pluto Press 1
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course U21 Certificate in Global Issues Course U21 Diploma in Global Issues Specialisation (formal) Anthropology Specialisation (formal) Anthropology Specialisation (formal) Development Studies Major Anthropology Major Sociology Minor Development Studies Minor Social Theory
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.