Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3012: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Staffan Muller-Wille (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

Available via distance learning

No

This module will acquaint you with some of the foundational texts of the discipline of anthropology. It will allow you to deepen your understanding of foundational concepts and theories of the discipline, such as race, kinship, taboo, gift, magic, purity, and some of the major schools of thought in the history of anthropology, such as evolutionism, functionalism and structuralism. You will develop your ability to critically analyse challenging texts, and interpret them in the context of concurrent cultural, socio-economic and political developments such as colonialism, industrialisation, urbanization and globalization.

Module created

03/01/2014

Last revised

30/03/2016