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ASM5440 - Asia and the West

8 points, SCA Band 1, 0.167 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Penny Graham


Not offered in 2007


As for ASM4440


As for ASM4440 with the additional objectives of being able to 5. develop a comparative analysis of distinct ethnographic representations of the same area (assessed in task 2) 6. articulate the contrasting theoretical basis underlying such distinct ethnographic accounts and consider their relevance to broader theoretical developments in the discipline of anthropology (assessed in task 3).


Oral analytical presentation (2000) : 20%
Comparative ethnographic review (2500) : 30%
Topical research essay (4500) : 50%
For 5th year students, the review exercise must compare and contrast two ethnographic accounts of the same area; a 5th year st

Contact hours

33 hours: 3-hour workshops x 11 weeks during semester