Anthropology 121 (Introduction to Anthropology)

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anthropology 121 (Introduction to Anthropology)

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes:
    Student will develop a broad understanding of the following:
    · The range of subfields that have been studies by anthropologist
    · Thematic areas of particular interest to anthropologist
    · Some key ethnographers and ethnography produced in these fields.
    · Students will be introduced to ethical codes of conduct and practices
    in terms of research

    Main Content The course will deal include:
    · Introduction to:
    · Anthropological studies of religion
    · Medical anthropology
    · Anthropology approaches to social identity
    · Anthropology of gender and kinship
    · Economic anthropology
    · Globalization and cultural flows
    · Reflection on an anthropology of Africa
    · Key debates in the theory and methods of anthropology
    · Ethical codes and practices of research

    Breakdown of Learning Time:
    Contact with lecturer / tutor: 42 hours, 2 lectures per week
    Assignments & tasks: 56 hours
    Assessment: 2
    Practical?s: 0, 1 Tutorial per week
    Self study: 50 hours

    Total Learning Time: 150 hours
    Method of Student Assessment:
    Assessment Module type: CFA

Course Disclaimer

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.


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