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Introductory Social Anthropology I

Key Information

Module code
ANTH0004
Subject area
Anthropology
Level/type
Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules (More information about module levels)
Credit value
4 (US), 7.5 (ECTS), 15 (FHEQ)
Availability
Fall Term

Module overview

This module introduces students to the role of culture in defining humanity and how anthropologists study it, the role of politics in society, with principles and types of political organisation in both small and large-scale societies, and with aspects of religious belief and practice such as witchcraft, magic, belief and initiation.

It also considers the local and global integration of these societies. Readings (2-3 per week) are a mixture of book chapters and journal articles.