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AT 1003
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: PEOPLES OF THE WORLD
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBA

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Anthropology is the comparative study of human ways of life. In this course we introduce some of the key topics of contemporary anthropological inquiry. What do people in different societies consider a ‘person’ to be, how do they define their kin, and what count as ‘social relations’? How does culture affect the ways we think about sex and gender? How are people linked together in systems of gift-giving and exchange? How do people shape their lives in the course of consuming material things? How has colonialism affected social relations between peoples and structured notions of racial difference? How have the politics and policies of development affected third-world and indigenous peoples?

1 one-hour lecture weekly, 1 additional guest lectures/alternative pedagogic methods/other exercises weekly, 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), in-course assessment (40%): two essays.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.