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ANTH1001: Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropologists study the different ways of life of people in different parts of the world. They study peoples of all kinds, whether in the remotest villages ofthe remotest parts of the globe or in the largest cities of the wealthiest nations on earth. In every kind of place where anthropologists work, they want to step into the shoes of the people whom they wish to understand and to understand people's worlds from the inside out. Topics of study include the environment, the city, the village, the family, the nation, poverty, inequality, race, gender, religion and power. This unit will introduce students to these topics and to core anthropological, concepts, case studies and methods.

Code ANTH1001
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the aims and scope of cultural anthropology
  • LO2. demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical importance of understanding other cultures
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of participant observation as a fieldwork based research method
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the symbolic foundations of social relationships
  • LO5. demonstrate critical reading skills
  • LO6. demonstrate skills reading empirically-based analyses of different cultures
  • LO7. use empirical accounts of different cultures to make arguments
  • LO8. demonstrate an understanding of social science concepts and how they are used and debated in making arguments
  • LO9. demonstrate an understanding of the background and key conceptual frameworks of the field of cultural anthropology
  • LO10. Demonstrate an understanding of the livelihoods that different peoples must pursue to survive

Unit outlines

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