Prerequisite: Nil.

Socio-cultural anthropology focuses on the local and global cultural dynamics and factors that influence the ways that human beings construct, conduct and understand their lives. This course establishes the history and development of anthropology as a discipline, and discusses socio-cultural fieldwork methods. The course then provides an overview of anthropological studies, analysis and explanations concerning patterns and changes in human behaviour in the areas of gender, family, religion, economy, politics, and social inequality and conflict.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.