What is the course about?
To introduce students to various anthropological approaches in understanding different societies, including their own. It will raise some of the current issues in anthropology.
What will we cover?
A look at the common aspects of different societies as well as their culture and customs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Begin to identify various approaches to understanding different societies
- Begin to identify various features of different societies
- Assess the similarities and differences between custom and belief in different societies
- Clarify your own ideas and values through participation in group discussion
- Be sensitive to the value of ways of life other than your own.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge is required. However an enthusiasm for learning and an open and critical mind will enhance your enjoyment and benefit from this course. You should be able to read and comment upon the short anthropology extracts given to you in the class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Lecture and also be prepared to contribute to class discussion and good natured debate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
A more in-depth anthropology course. Longer anthropology courses are available throughout the academic year both in the daytime and in the evening.