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Social Anthropology

146.101 Introductory Social Anthropology 15 credits
An introduction to key contemporary topics and concepts in the discipline.
146.102 Endangered Cultures 15 credits
An introduction to the impact of modern civilization on indigenous peoples based on ethnographic case studies and historical analysis.
146.206 Visual Ethnography 15 credits
An in-depth exploration of visual representation from within and of a selected culture or cultures. Visual media including photography, documentary and fiction film, and video provide the basis for an intensive analysis of specific ethnographic representations in relation to wider anthropological issues.
146.208 Political Anthropology 15 credits
An introduction to the anthropology of politics covering the various forms of political structures, processes and leadership in human societies as they are organized into bands, tribes, chiefdoms or states. Emphasis is placed on basic methods, concepts and theories for an anthropologically informed understanding of politics.
146.209 Food and Eating 15 credits
This course explores the food chain, from production, through consumption, to exchange. It considers the ways in which food is implicated in the reproduction of and resistance to, inequalities of class, gender, and ethnicity.
146.210 Ritual and Belief 15 credits
A study of selected topics in the field of ritual and belief such as rites of passage, witchcraft, sorcery, shamanism and symbolic representation.
146.211 Systems of Healing 15 credits
A study of the variety of ways that people throughout the world address the problems of illness.
146.213 Anthropological Enquiry 15 credits
An introduction to the history of anthropological enquiry and to the key theoretical frameworks and concepts that have shaped the discipline.
146.214 The Politics of Culture 15 credits
Anthropological approaches to nationalism, ethnicity and the politics of culture with some reference to the South Pacific.
146.302 Regional Ethnography: Asia 15 credits
A study of historical and contemporary ethnographic work covering one or more selected regions, with a focus on Asia.
146.303 Practice of Fieldwork 15 credits
Through a study of accounts of field work experience by anthropologists, students will develop their knowledge and appreciation of the perspectives, approaches, methods, problems, experiences and ethics involved in anthropological field work based on participant observation.
146.304 Culture, Biology and Racism 15 credits
An advanced study of anthropological perspectives on the issue of 'race' and racism, including the nature/nurture debate, scientific racism, biological determinism and sociobiology.
146.307 The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality 15 credits
A cross-cultural examination of the diversity and complexity of gender relations and identity. Through a series of ethnographic case studies, consideration of how women and men are shaped by particular forms of social life. Past and present theorisation of gender relations and the relation between this body of theory and anthropological practice will be examined.
146.311 Medical Systems of China, India and the West 15 credits
An examination of the world's great literate Chinese, Indian and Western medical traditions.
146.313 Issues in South Pacific Anthropology 15 credits
An exploration of current issues and theoretical debates in the anthropological study of the South Pacific.
146.316 Visual Anthropology: Southasia and Global Issues 15 credits
The study of the use of film, video and multimedia representations of Southasia and Global issues for anthropological research and practice.
146.317 Urban Anthropology 15 credits
A comparative urban ecology approach to the exploration of a variety of sociocultural phenomena distinctive to urban life. The course also examines the contribution of urban studies to anthropology in general.
146.318 Environmental Anthropology 15 credits
An exploration of contemporary approaches in environmental anthropology.
146.701 Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory 30 credits
A study of current theoretical issues and debates in social anthropology.
146.703 The Practice of Anthropology 30 credits
A study of the methodological and ethical dimensions of anthropological research.
146.707 Reading and Writing Ethnography 30 credits
Students in this course will examine contemporary exemplary ethnographies and develop their own ethnographic writing practices.
146.708 Anthropology Today: Current Issues 30 credits
Based on a close reading of an issue of a contemporary Anthropology journal, students in this course will explore current issues, topics and debates in Social Anthropology.
146.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits
146.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
146.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.873 Research Report (60 credits) 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a report.
146.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a thesis.
146.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
146.900 PhD Social Anthropology 120 credits

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