An introduction to the fundamental concepts and history of general anthropology, including archaeology and social anthropology.
This paper introduces the key concepts of anthropology for students with little
or no previous knowledge of the subject. It will show how the different branches of
contemporary anthropology have emerged and coalesced to become the most broad-based
subject taught at tertiary level, which links disciplines as diverse as history, geology,
biology and sociology.
This course is focused on the two primary fields of anthropology taught at the University of Otago: archaeology as the anthropology of the past and social anthropology with its emphasis on recent historical and contemporary peoples and cultural expressions.
The broad sweep and theoretical coverage of ANTH103 provides students with foundation knowledge that will be relevant to many other humanities and science papers while preparing anthropology majors for the more specialised social anthropology and archaeology courses taught at the University of Otago.
|Paper title||Introduction to Anthropology|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- ANTH 101
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Archaeology (Block One)
- Social Anthropology (Block Two)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Taught via lectures and tutorials.
Archaeology: Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P. 2016 (seventh edition). Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice. London: Thames and Hudson.
There is no textbook for the Social Anthropology block of the course. Required readings will be available on eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will gain:
- New awareness and knowledge of when, where and how diverse human cultures and societies have emerged across the globe
- New insights into and understanding of the history, foundation theories and current debates in archaeology and social anthropology
- Foundation knowledge to support study of more specialised Anthropology and Archaeology papers