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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Social Anthropology

Undergraduate Course: Social Anthropology 1A: An Introduction (SCAN08003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryWhile fostering an appreciation of social and cultural diversity both within Britain and across the world, this half-course aims to help students develop a sound basic knowledge and a critical understanding of the academic discipline of Social Anthropology. Introducing a variety of key anthropological concepts and concerns, it demonstrates the importance of anthropological theories and insights to other academic disciplines and to everyday problems arising in divergent cultural contexts.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Through an appreciation of the cultural diversity underlying the life course across the world, students will gain a broad appreciation of both the difficulties and possibilities inherent in the comparative study of different societies and cultures.
  2. They will be able to draw out contrasts and similarities in life course processes and events between their own and other societies, recognising the particularities of these societies and engaging reflectively with the value of their own cultural and social context.
  3. They will be aware of key anthropological concepts in the study of birth, initiation, marriage, and death, and will be in a position to appreciate the significance of these concerns in a way that contributes to a critical and informed understanding of the contemporary world.
  4. They will be well prepared for further study in Social Anthropology and related disciplines.
  5. They will develop the analytical skills necessary to see the world in an anthropological way that is, to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Plus 1 tutorial per week, starting in week 2. There is also an occasional video session. NB; lectures are Mondays (George Square Theatre) and Thursdays (Lecture Hall A, David Hume Tower Lectures Theatres) at 4.10 pm - please ignore the 2 other lecture slots on the Web Timetable link.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Stefan Ecks
Tel: (0131 6)50 6969
Email: Stefan.Ecks@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lisa Kilcullen
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
Email: L.Kilcullen@ed.ac.uk
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