|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Understanding cultural diversity is an essential element of living in a complex, connected and changing world. This course celebrates the diversity of human societies and cultures, while emphasising our common humanity. Drawing on rich cross-cultural examples, from cities and towns to rural regions and villages, students are invited to reflect on their own knowledge and experiences. The course guides students to develop an informed and critical understanding of cultural diversity, including contentious questions of social and political inequality. These skills and knowledge are advantageous for many careers including those in health, education, law, environment, tourism and business. The course further provides a foundation to key concepts, methods and debates in anthropology necessary for higher level courses in anthropology and archaeology.
The study of human communities, their societies and cultures, is approached through the perspectives of cultural anthropology. Students are presented with the major theories, concepts and debates of this discipline, and will read material related to current diverse interests and concerns of anthropologists.