Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)
Study cultures and communities to better understand our world.
|3 years full time
Part time available
|Midyear start - Yes|
|OP/Rank 2012 was 19/61|
|CRICOS code is 010346B|
What is anthropology?
Anthropology is the study of societies and cultures. Anthropologists study the patterns of beliefs, values, meanings and technologies developed by past and present human societies.
Put simply, anthropology is a tool for understanding our world with a focus on culture and social systems (including virtual realities and internet communities).
What you will learn
Many fascinating topics are covered including:
myth, ritual and cultural performances (from ancient rites to modern techno)
Studying Anthropology at James Cook University will develop your research and analytical skills, along with the practical skills needed for fieldwork in different social and cultural contexts.
Anthropologists conduct field research both in foreign countries and at home – basically anywhere an interesting anthropological problem has been identified. The anthropology staff at James Cook University conduct field research in tropical parts of the world including Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific, South America, and Asia.
Although original fieldwork in anthropology is normally undertaken at postgraduate level the methods required are introduced at undergraduate level.
Getting to work
You will have skills for a range of jobs in government and non-government organisations. With further qualifications, Anthropologists can also work in museums, universities, research institutes, government departments and non-government organisations in roles including:
advising on social policy
planning and development
Joint degree options
Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Arts degree can be combined as a joint degree in:
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