In our world of increasing globalisation and cultural shifts, many employers need the expertise of those with a deeper understanding of human behaviours.
What does it really mean to be human? Anthropology examines this theme through the lens of culture and diversity. Sociology examines how human actions are shaped by social groups and economic, political and social pressures.
This double degree major draws on the strengths of the two interlinked fields. It explores how cultural practices, institutions, social groups and everyday lives are being transformed within the context of comprehensive global change.
You’ll study contemporary issues such as communication and media, community development, gender relations, education, family, human rights, health, work and crime. You’ll also learn the conceptual and practical skills to respond to these global and local changes.
This program focuses on the contexts of Australia, South Asia, South-East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.
What jobs can the Anthropology and Sociology lead to?
- Heritage specialist
- Allied health
- Urban planning
- Local government
- Community engagement
What you'll learn
- demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the social sciences
- demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively within a social science discipline and across disciplinary boundaries
- demonstrate the ability to locate relevant information from a range of sources and to make decisions about the significance of this information in the development of a disciplined analysis of social life
- demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate to the two disciplines
- demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies and the ability to decide on their applications appropriately
- show sustained intellectual curiosity by taking responsibility for one's own learning and intellectual development through the recognition of a range of learning strategies
- demonstrate the capacity to understand social life in a range of local and global contexts
- embrace the importance of cultural diversity and of human rights in the making of knowledge in the social sciences
- understand the importance of appropriate theories and methods for undertaking social research that is both ethical and principled