A taste of anthropology

Course Dates: 29/06/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Anouska Komlosy

What is anthropology all about? Explore the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.


What is the course about?

To introduce students to various anthropological approaches in understanding different societies, including their own. It will raise some of the current issues in anthropology.

What will we cover?

A look at the common aspects of different societies as well as their culture and customs.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Begin to identify various approaches to understanding different societies
- Begin to identify various features of different societies
- Assess the similarities and differences between custom and belief in different societies
- Clarify your own ideas and values through participation in group discussion
- Be sensitive to the value of ways of life other than your own.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge is required. However an enthusiasm for learning and an open and critical mind will enhance your enjoyment and benefit from this course. You should be able to read and comment upon the short anthropology extracts given to you in the class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Lecture and also be prepared to contribute to class discussion and good natured debate.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

A more in-depth anthropology course. Longer introductory anthropology courses are available in the 2018-2019 academic year both in the daytime and in the evening.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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This is a thought provoking, interesting day looking at the definition of anthropology, how anthropologists work and gather data and the relevance of this to current big issues for us in the world today. The urgent impact of climate change currently happening on cultures is touched on. The concept of ethics is raised -who should tell the story of a certain culture? Very much a taster course but very worthwhile day.
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Review by Katy M / (Posted on 07/12/2018)

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Course Code: HA002

Sat, day, 29 Jun - 29 Jun '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £25.00

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