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ANTH4102: Anthropology of Mind and Experience

The unit provides students with a basis for the understanding of anthropology in the context of current Western philosophical and scientific thought. It particularly explores the work of Claude Levi-Strauss in the light of existential phenomenological and psychoanalytic critiques. The aim is to deepen the students' critical knowledge of anthropological theory and the importance of comparative understanding in relation to the practice of ethnography.

Code ANTH4102
Academic unit Anthropology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. An ability to think critically about anthropological theory and use it constructively while working on their fourth year honours theses with a sense of the relation of that project to a broader understanding of anthropological thought;
  • LO2. An ability to read anthropological writings in terms of an understanding of their disciplinary and broader epistemological-historical context;
  • LO3. An ability to read anthropological writings in relation to the development of a specific research interest;
  • LO4. An ability to deal critically with and assimilate writings from other disciplines and non-academic sources to an anthropological project.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.