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About Anthropology

The course is expected to acquaint you with essential concept of anthropology covering a wide array of questions revolving around our very existence. It cover issues such as what makes human beings similar to each other? How do we differ one another? What do anthropologist mean when they talk about diversity, multiculturalism, marginalization, inclusion and exclusion? The course will enable learners grasp the different ways of being human by dealing with themes such as culture, kinship, marriage, cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, humanity, human origins, cosmologies, race, ethnicity, ethnic relations, ethnic boundaries, marginalization, minorities, local systems of governance, legal pluralism, indigenous knowledge systems, and indigenous practices and development. Contents of the module: In addition to the above mentioned themes, this module comprised the following contents: scope of anthropology, braches of anthropology, unique features of anthropology, and research methods in anthropology. Delivery Methods: The teacher or course facilitator who is assigned to deliver is recommended to make use of different active learning methods including: brainstorming, question and answer, group discussion, buzz-group, cross-over, home-works, reading assignments, peer teaching, and seldom active lecturing. Modes of Assessment: To assess the progress of student, the instructor/ the course facilitator is expected to employ a continuous assessment technique in the form of quizzes, group and individual assignments, take-home exam, final exam, term paper. The purpose of using various assessment techniques is to improve the process of students’ learning

Course Highlights

The videos section of this course features a selection of video lectures and interviews of Anthropology faculty from various Departments at KIoT.