Foundations of Society and Culture
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
Anthropology 101 introduces students to the subject through a focus on the nature and organisation of tribes, chiefdoms, states and the global system. An understanding of the social and cultural differences among societies of different scales is essential to both further study in Anthropology and an appreciation of world culture, history and geography.
The objectives of ANTH 101 are to introduce students to the similarities and differences among
societies and cultures of various scales and to complement our other introductory course, ANTH
102. On successful completion of this course you should be able to:
1. identify and analyse fundamental ideas, concepts, and research practices of contemporary
social and cultural anthropology;
2. undertake research utilising an anthropological perspective and communicate your
findings in verbal and written form;
3. explain how different aspects of culture relate to one another and are integrated in a
4. critically discuss the relationship between culture and scale in societies around the world
utilising a comparative perspective.
60% internal assessment, 40% examination.
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