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Anthropology 2515 Key Concepts in Ethnology
The meaning and purposes underlying the study of different cultures has changed considerably since the origins of the discipline from the end of the nineteenth century until the current days. Economic interests, political agendas, ethics, Indigenous political movements and intellectual commitments have informed distinct views of the focus of study in Socio-cultural Anthropology. This course is intended to present the development of anthropology, its theories and core concepts that have informed anthropological research. The methods employed are aimed at understanding Indigenous societies in the past and present as well as global practices. Cultural anthropologists by their very training are expected to understand culturally appropriate ways of engaging communities especially minorities, oppressed groups and Indigenous peoples. Understanding these concepts enable students to better comprehend the past, present and future societies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Anthropology 1034 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology

Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content