Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ANT1003

 
TITLE Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Anthropological Sciences

 
DESCRIPTION Objective:

This study-unit is an introductory lecture course in Anthropology for persons who are either first year students or are taking Anthropology as an option.

Content:

It will discuss the Anthropological approach and Anthropology as a field of knowledge. It will cover the idea of culture and people and discuss some basic concepts of culture. An overview of the broad aspect of Anthropological research will be discussed including units on economic systems; marriage, family and community; power and politics; kinship; descent and social structure; religion; law and social control; and the worlds of men and women.

Reading List:

- R. Keesing, Cultural Anthropology.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 50%
Multiple Choice Questions Examination (1 Hour and 15 Minutes) SEM1 Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Gisella Orsini

 
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