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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.
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Computer use requirementsYou must have continual access to a computer or tablet with broadband internet access. We realise that many of our students may feel anxious about their level of computer and online skills when they think about distance study.The following checklist will help identify the areas that students will need to be comfortable in to successfully manage online learning.* Know how to access the internet through an internet provider* Know how to operate the basic search and navigation features of a web browser* Know how to use email to send and receive messages and attachments* Know how to download and open PDF documents* Know how to change a document into a PDF file* Know how to store and retrieve electronic documents for future use* Be comfortable reading and contributing to online discussion forums in course Learn sites* Be able to write assignments using a word processing application* Be able to use your computer with several windows open at the same time* Be able to open audio and video files
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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences.