What is the course about?
The course introduces basic anthropological approaches, methods and a selection of topics drawn from the discipline’s interest areas.
Max Carocci has been working at the intersection between anthropology, art and museums since 2002. He conducted fieldwork among Native North Americans and continues to work with them on issues of art and museums. He has taught and programmed courses for a variety of Universities and colleges including Birkbeck College (Art history, Museum cultures), UCL Department of Anthropology, Chelsea College’s MA Museum and Curating, the American University Richmond. He is currently lecturing on Art, Anthropology, Museums and Globalisation at Goldsmiths College (2018-ongoing) in the Department of Anthropology.
Max has nearly ten year's experience as curator in the UK and abroad and served as consultant and researcher in museums in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Presently Max is working on two books on ethnographic representations and drawings with Native American art historian Stephanie Pratt (Dakota Nation).
What will we cover?
Weekly topics will be examined comparatively to evaluate differences and similarities between different cultures and societies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Describe what is anthropology
• List what are its main concerns and areas of investigation
• Assess similarity and differences between different social settings.
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. On joining the class you should be able to read and comment upon articles and extracts from anthropological texts and journals. You should also be prepared to discuss this reading in class. You should also be able to interpret basic statistical data.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The sessions will run as informal seminars with ample time for discussion and the exchange of ideas. Videos and articles by leading anthropologists will be used to illustrate the themes.You should be prepared to contribute to 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?
HA024 Anthropology: humans and their cultures or one of our other Anthropology courses. Check out our prospectus or online for more details.
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See the course guide for term dates and further details