A taste of anthropology

Course Dates: 27/06/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

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 anthropology courses are available throughout the academic year both in the daytime and in the evening.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

If the course is of interest to you and it is affordable, then consider taking it. The knowledge imparted to the student can be an interesting discussion point between family and friends.
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Review by ananymous / (Posted on 01/07/2019)
Interesting introduction into Anthropology - worth going to
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Review by Rosemary / (Posted on 01/07/2019)
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, 27 Jun - 27 Jun '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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