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Course Description

Credit Units: 2
Mr. Bennibor, S. A., Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences 

Course description:

The course is designed to examine anthropology as a scientific field of study and its relationship with other academic disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Medicine, Geology, Geography, etc. Various fields of anthropology – cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology and archaeology are briefly considered. Basic anthropological theories like Structural-functionalism, Evolutionism and Diffusionism are examined to give a framework for the study of Anthropology. 

Course Content

The course content will cover areas / topics such as;

  • Introduction – Definition of concepts, etc.
  • anthropology as a scientific field of study and its relationship with other academic disciplines, and the fields of anthropology 
  • Basic anthropological theories/perspectives
  •  Origins and evolution of man
  • Dating methods
  • The concept of culture
  • Language and culture
  • Approaches to the study of culture
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Kinship and marriage

Methods of Instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups
  • Guest lectures
  • Projects (e.g. case studies, poster presentation, seminar presentation)
  • Reading of articles from relevant scientific journals

Methods of Course Assessment:

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Criteria Marks

Individual Works/Tasks 10

Class Tests 10

Class Assignments 10

Final Examination 70


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