Anthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures by Daniela Heil (FutureLearn)

Online CoursesPolitics & SocietyAnthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures4.4 (111 reviews)Gain an introduction to anthropology: the study of societies and cultures. Learn how the discipline has changed over time.Email me when I can join7,018 enrolled on this course


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The historical development of modern social and cultural anthropology

Basic theoretical and analytic models applied in anthropology, including kinship theory

An introduction to social and cultural anthropology

A basic introduction to anthropological fieldwork and ethnography

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This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about society, cultural issues and practices, and the history and structure of other societies. It begins by learning about the history of anthropology, and then moves on to explore cultural differences and similarities. Finally, students will reflect on their own cultural home, society and world views.


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Students appreciate the course as an excellent introduction to Anthropology, even for those without prior interest in the field. They find the course well-structured, informative, and covering a wide range of topics. The delivery of the course is praised for being well-planned, clear, and comprehensive.

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