BODY, MIND AND CULTURE

ANT2BMC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Understandings of body and mind define human existence. But anthropologists are interested in more than just mortality and eternity, they also look at how mental and bodily practices and understandings both reflect and reinforce cultures. In this subject we look at diverse practices such as classical dance and martial arts fighting as well as genital cutting to understand how societies create power, define sex and gender, reproduce culture, and 'grow' people up.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Herriman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT3BMC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply understanding of key texts related to the anthropology of the body and mind.

Activities:
Multiple choice questions, in-class assessments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

02. Write a critical essay that demonstrates awareness of benefits and shortcomings of various anthropological theories.

Activities:
Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

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