Anthropology and Sociology
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-ANTSOHumanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and online
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Anthropology is the study of what it means to be human through the lens of cultural diversity. Sociology examines how human actions in modern societies are shaped by social groups and by wider social, economic and political pressures. Both fields share a common interest in the comparative study of human societies in all their historical and contemporary variations.

This major draws upon the combined strengths of the closely related fields of anthropology and sociology to enhance interdisciplinary research and professional practice. You will focus on local and global contexts, particularly in Australia, South Asia, South-East Asia and East Asia and the Pacific. You will explore how cultural practices, institutions, social groups and everyday life are being transformed in the context of globalised communication, economic, political and environmental change. 

You will also learn practical and conceptual skills to respond to global and local change. This major allows you to explore contemporary issues including family, sport, gender relations, media, education, work and economic change, community development, health, crime and human rights. 

The anthropology and sociology major is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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