The ‘Cultures’ module will provide an essential introduction to understanding the significance of cultural context in relation to human behaviour and social organisation. It will follow the central premise that culture provides a grounding framework on how humans experience, understand and interpret the socio-‐political and natural environment around them. In this vein the module will focus on anthropological theory, teaching central concepts such as kinship, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and meaning, and will examine a range of thinkers and schools of thought form classical anthropological texts to modern cultural theory. Such frameworks will be examined in relation to historical and contemporary examples.
Module Leader:Herta Tóth