Anthropology 222

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Anthropology 222

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • 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
    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.

    Main Content
    Introduction to the concepts of kinship, gender, family, descent and residence
    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%
    Examination 40%
    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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