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ANTH1002: Anthropology in the World

As humans, culture completes us, but we also create culture through our words and deeds. Social and cultural anthropologists are engaged in both cultural description and cultural criticism: their work contributes to understanding the world and changing it. Anthropologists challenge many dominant beliefs about how the world works. In this class, you will be introduced to the unique perspective of cultural anthropology on human experience through a study of how anthropologists have contributed to debates on contemporary issues of global importance. You will learn how anthropological understandings of culture and society help us to rethink the way we live and the world we inhabit.

Code ANTH1002
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. gain an introductory level of knowledge about key concepts in anthropology
  • LO2. gain familiarity with ethnographic writing and argumentation
  • LO3. aquire skills in cross-cultural comparison
  • LO4. develop written communication skills
  • LO5. apply key anthropological and ethnographic insights in reflexive analysis
  • LO6. develop critical thinking