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AT1502: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: QUESTIONS OF DIVERSITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 30 May 2017 16:07


Course Overview

In this course students will be offered an extended introduction to social anthropology and will focus on topics: language and culture, belief and religion, gender and sex, kinship, and race. Students will develop and refine their understanding of major issues in the discipline of social anthropology through staff lectures, tutorials, and ethnographic films. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Arnar Arnason

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AT1501 Introduction to Anthropology 2 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will provide an extended introduction to the discipline of social anthropology focusing on how anthropologists understand cultural difference. Topics covered include language and culture, belief and religion, gender, sexuality and kinship, and development. Lectures and tutorials will encourage students to relate anthropological ideas and perspectives to a broad range of social and cultural issues.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Anthroplogy Joint
  • MA Anthropology

Contact Teaching Time

32 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

Tutorial presentations, tutorial discussions.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

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