What is the course about?
The course is about how anthropology studies the convergence of nature and culture.
Max Carocci has been working at the intersection between anthropology, art and museums since 2002. He conducted fieldwork among Native North Americans and continues to work with them on issues of art and museums. He has taught and programmed courses for a variety of Universities and colleges among which Birkbeck College (Art history, Museum cultures), UCL Department of Anthropology, Chelsea College’s MA Museum and Curating, the American University Richmond. He is currently lecturing on Art, Anthropology, Museums and Globalisation at Goldsmiths College (2018-ongoing) in the Department of Anthropology.
Max has nearly ten year experience as curator in the UK and abroad and served as consultant and researcher in museums in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Presently Max is working on two books on ethnographic representations and drawings with Native American art historian Stephanie Pratt (Dakota Nation).
What will we cover?
The human body, the perceived naturalness of human behaviour, how human behaviour differs from other animals, innate and learned elements of human behaviour.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Name some areas of human experience that challenge the opposition nature versus culture
Explain how nature is a culturally constructed term
Tell the difference between human and animal behaviours.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is open to anyone who has a genuine interest in anthropology, and wants to know more about what anthropology is and does. It is run as a basic level course and it is not assessed. Critical and analytical skills are encouraged but not essential, some familiarity with anthropology can be helpful for better contextualisation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is taught through a range of class methods. Mostly based on powerpoint presentations, classes involve questions and answers, work in couple and small groups, watching video clips and filling in questionnaires or short exercises.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Please bring pen and paper (or electronic equivalent).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Check out our range of anthropology courses on our website or in our prospectus.
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