Development of Anthropological Thought - ANTH3007A (S1)
This course examines the intellectual and historical development of anthropological ideas and methods from their early roots in the 16th century through to the state of the discipline today.
Anthropology of Material Culture - ANTH3008A (S1)
The course explores the varied cultural means by which people attribute significance (or “value”) to the world of objects. The course is anchored in Anthropology but draws upon an interdisciplinary body of theory.
Some of the disciplines drawn upon include:
- Art criticism
- Cultural studies
- Feminist theory
- Science studies
Anthropology of Medicine and Body - ANTH3001A (S2)
Medical anthropology provides a comparative perspective on the social and cultural aspects of sickness, the body and healing. This course examines different theoretical paradigms in medical anthropology; anthropological interventions in public health care; and also the nature of folk healing and divination. The course is recommended to students in the humanities and health sciences who wish to understand the impact of culture on sickness and healing.
Select Topics: Secrecy - ANTH3004A (S2)