What is the course about?
The mutual interaction between natural instinct and cultural values and practices from an anthropological perspective.
What will we cover?
The course covers areas of social practice such as food processing, dwelling, partner selection and other areas articulated culturally and developed through social interaction.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Name areas of human interaction in which nature and culture meet
Discuss the nature/culture convergence through examples from different parts of the world
Identify areas of social life in which nature and culture meet.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a continuation course for beginners with no experience of Anthropology, but may also be taken by new students. Your enjoyment and benefit from this course will be enhanced if you approach this course with an open and critical mind as well as an enthusiasm for learning. 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 prepaed to contribute to discussion and good natured debate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Please bring pen and paper (or electronic equivalent).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please look at the new courses for autumn 2018.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details