Anthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Gain an introduction to anthropology: the study of societies and cultures. Learn how the discipline has changed over time.
Kursarten
E-Learning

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Kursinhalt

Learn more about society, cultural issues and practices

You are invited on a journey to different places and different times. On this course, you will learn about diverse ways of living and explore cultural differences and similarities.

You will be introduced to a number of anthropological theories and gain insights into how the study of other cultures and societies can help us deal with urgent problems confronting our own societies and the modern world.

Through your new knowledge about other cultures, you will reflect on your own cultural home, society and world views.

This course is for anyone interested in anthropology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society and cultural practices. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills. No prior experience is required.

Kursziele
Investigate what the discipline of anthropology is and how it relates to the concepts of ‘culture’ and ‘society’,Describe the historical evolution of anthropology, from its foundation to the present day.,Produce ethnographic field notes related to a field work exercise. ,Identify the significant theorists and theories undergirding anthropology.
Anforderungen
This course is for anyone interested in anthropology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society and cultural practices. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills. No prior experience is required.
Kurssprache
Englisch