Culture and Globalization: Introduction to Anthropology

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Culture and Globalization: Introduction to Anthropology

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Anthropology is the study of different ways of life with the aim of understanding what it means to be human. Students taking this subject are introduced to anthropology by focusing on global change and its impact on societies worldwide. How do capitalism, consumerism and globalisation affect different societies? What are the causes and effects of global problems such as racism, over-population, war and climate change? How can anthropology contribute to issues such as human rights, peace, and sustainability? As well as developing an informed and critical outlook on their own social worlds, students will gain skills relevant in a multicultural and global setting. Students are introduced to key concepts in anthropology, such as culture and identity, and the methods and theories anthropologists have used to understand human societies. Some of the more controversial aspects of anthropology are explored, as are the exciting possibilities emerging for anthropology in the 21st century.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.