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This subject is taught by the School of Social and Cultural Studies.
Why are human groups and their ways of life so different around the world? Why, for example, do many New Zealanders believe it is disgusting and cruel to eat dog, while Muslims don't eat pork, and Hindus think cows are sacred? Why do most New Zealanders think marriage should only involve two partners, while the President of South Africa, following a Zulu custom, has three wives? Why do so many young people in New Zealand decide to get tattoos while many youths in Papua New Guinea willingly undergo painful scarification rituals? Why do such cultural differences develop and how might we understand them better?
BA major requirements
- ANTH 101 and 102
- 40 points from ANTH 200-299
- 40 points from ANTH 300-399
Postgraduate qualifications in Cultural Anthropology
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Cultural Anthropology courses are taught within the School of Social and Cultural Studies.
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For a complete course listing, see the list of all Cultural Anthropology courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
ANTH 101 – Foundations of Society and Culture
ANTH 102 – Social and Cultural Diversity
|200 Level Courses|
ANTH 201 – Kin, Class and Caste
ANTH 204 – Modern Anthropological Thought
ANTH 208 – Culture and Experience
ANTH 209 – Conflict and Reconciliation
ANTH 213 – Ritual in the Modern World
SACS 201 – Methods in Social and Cultural Research
|300 Level Courses|
ANTH 308 – Anthropology in Oceania
ANTH 314 – Special Topic: Kinship
ANTH 315 – Selected Topic: Medical Anthropology
ANTH 316 – Visual Anthropology
ANTH 317 – Migration, Culture and Identity
|400 Level Courses|
ANTH 407 – Ideas and Approaches
ANTH 408 – Ethnographic Research
ANTH 412 – Anthropological Perspectives on Development
ANTH 489 – Research Project