|Paper title||Special Topic: Theory in Cultural Anthropology|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 72 300-level ANTH points
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Anthropology & Archaeology's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Tim Thomas
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour lecture per week.
- There is no textbook for the paper. Students will be referred to electronic journal articles, as well as a range of other media sources (documentaries, movies, websites etc.) and contemporary journalism, including editorials. All key materials are made available via library reserve, e-reserve and/or Blackboard and some materials will be distributed in class.
- Course outline
- Course outline will be made available at start of second semester, 2016.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- An understanding of the ways in which socio-cultural anthropology has been and continues to be intertwined with fundamental questions in social theory, political philosophy and ethics
- Familiarity with broad historical and contemporary debates in the human sciences
- Ability to identify, summarise and critically review the theoretical assumptions and paradigms that inform anthropological investigation, including some of the key concepts and major theorists which have shaped the discipline
- An understanding of the interpretive skills prevalent in some of the human sciences
- An appreciation of the importance of self-reflection in social scientific and humanistic inquiry
- An ability to develop and defend a theoretical argument of one's own, in both written and verbal form