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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Brett Hough


Previously coded ANY2140


The unit examines the components of demographic change and their social consequences, in particular:

  1. trends in fertility and their implications for population ageing,
  2. death and disease in Australia,
  3. Australian immigration policy and its implications for the education and labour markets, and
  4. implications of population growth for the natural environment and urban settlements in Australia.


  1. display significant knowledge about the cultures of the Pacific Islands
  2. identify key debates in the history of anthropology
  3. discuss the ways that scholarly arguments about culture are best evaluated, criticised, engaged with, and used productively
  4. develop the ability to write a focused research paper
  5. develop the ability to write a proposal for scholarly research


Essay (2500 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Hough

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



A first-year sequence in Anthropology or History or Politics or Sociology or a cognate discipline or by permission