Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2051: The Human Condition: Classic Readings in Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Professor Staffan Muller-Wille (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will acquaint you with some of the foundational texts of the discipline of anthropology. It will allow you to deepen your understanding of foundational concepts and theories of the discipline, such as race, kinship, taboo, gift, magic, purity, and some of the major schools of thought in the history of anthropology, such as evolutionism, functionalism and structuralism. You will develop your ability to critically analyse challenging texts, and interpret them in the context of concurrent cultural, socio-economic and political developments such as colonialism, industrialisation, urbanization and globalization.