ANTH102-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Cultural Diversity and The Making of The Modern World

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Global in its scope and comparative in its analysis, social and cultural anthropology is ideally equipped to explore the diversity of human social life and the variety of cultural understandings that emerge from it. This course introduces the discipline of socio-cultural anthropology, the peoples and places with whom anthropologists work, and key themes in the study of society and culture. Crucially, it also explores fundamental questions about cultural diversity, and provides the intellectual tools for making sense of the diverse, interconnected world in which we live.

This course is concerned with understanding the diverse, interconnected world in which we live. By introducing the imperial ventures and intellectual revolutions resulting from European encounters with other peoples and places, students learn about the global scope and comparative perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. As a discipline first emerging in tandem with the making of the modern world, the course introduces the key concepts and research practices by which anthropology continues to make sense of cultural diversity. This also involves an appreciation of ideas of race, culture, and identity through which a world system of unequal exchange relations has been configured, and the critical role of anthropologists exploring social difference, and challenging power, prejudice, and inequality.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 - (24/4-29/5)
E7 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
E7 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Piers Locke


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online discussion briefs 10%
Cultural Diversity exercise 06 Mar 2020 5%
Critical summary 03 Apr 2020 25%
Essay One 08 May 2020 30%
Take home test 29 May 2020 30% Made available Mon 25 May

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All ANTH102 Occurrences

  • ANTH102-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • ANTH102-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)