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.

Details Details

  • Year: 2018
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester one full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: A/pro Jeffrey Sluka
  • Subject: Social Anthropology
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): At least 45 credits from 200 level.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 26 February, 2018
  • End date: Sunday 24 June, 2018

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Monday 12 March, 2018
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 25 May, 2018

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced comprehension and critical analysis of anthropological concepts related to ‘race’ and racism.
  2. Identify racism in practice in Aotearoa New Zealand and other societies.
  3. Conduct team-based research and make group oral presentations of complex anthropological material.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Textbooks

There are no set texts for this course.

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