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BSocSc Social Anthropology
Explore human behaviour and relationships and the challenges across different cultures.

BSocSc Social Anthropology / Course details

Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Regional Studies of Culture: 1

Unit code SOAN10331
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Anthropology
Available as a free choice unit? No


This course is an introduction to the anthropology of two selected ethnographic regions.  It comprises two consecutive sections, each consisting five lectures plus guided reading and dealing with a particular region. Regions change each academic year.  In 2016-2017, the regions covered are Indigenous North America and Brazil.


Restricted Course

BA(Hons) Social Sciences students must be taking a further 20 credits in Social Anthropology, excluding SOAN10352, alongside this unit.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and Weekly Tutorials

Assessment methods

5% - Tutorial Tasks (Part 1)

45% - 2500 word Essay (Part 1)

5% - Tutorial Tasks (Part 2)

45% - 2500 word Essay (Part 2)

Feedback methods

Students write two 2500 word essays.  Online personalised feedback will be given on each of the essays.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Tutorials 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 170

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Karen Sykes Unit coordinator
Chika Watanabe Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Length of Course: 12 weeks over one semester

Thursday 14.00-16.00


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