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AT 1502
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: QUESTIONS OF DIVERSITY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor J Leach

Pre-requisite(s): None

The course will provide an extended introduction to the discipline of social anthropology focussing on how anthropologists understand cultural difference. Topics covered include theories of culture and difference, perception and culture, language and culture, interpretation, time and history, and understanding violence and witchcraft. Lectures and tutorials will encourage students to relate anthropological ideas and perspectives to a broad range of social and cultural issues. Taking the course will develop studentsí listening, comprehension and note taking, other study skills include critical reading and review of written materials, their abilities to express their ideas in speech and writing and their powers of critical thinking.

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

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), in-course assessment (40%): one book review, one essay.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.