University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
Students will acquire basic knowledge of skills to analyse kinship,
gender and family as pivotal focus of social organization
Students will understand the cross-cultural variation of these forums
of social relations and will be helped to question maturalised motions
of social institutions, such as ?the family?
Students will understand the different schools of thought in
anthropological kinship studies.
Introduction to the concepts of kinship, gender, family, descent and
Ethnographies: different case studies of patrilineal, matrilineal,
collateral kinship systems
Applied kinship studies in cases such as migration and law
enforcements both internationally and in South Africa.
Breakdown of Learning Time:
Contact with lecturer / tutor: 42 hours, two lectures per week
Assignments and tasks: 26 hours
Assessment: 2 hours
Practicals: 0, 1 tutorial per week
Self study: 30 hours
Total Learning Time: 100
Method of Student Assessment:
Assignments, tests, tutorial 60%
Assessment Module type: CFA
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.