Anthropology of Current World Issues

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
5 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
The basic skills of the anthropological toolkit
How to better understand cultural differences and sameness
How to better engage in cultural comparison
How to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view
How to understand key anthropological concepts and methods
A knowledge and understanding of current world issues relating to identity, power and everyday life as experienced in a variety of places by a variety of people
About the course

This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

We want to challenge you to reflect on your own perspective when thinking about these issues, how you see the world and how we all engage with difference and sameness on a daily basis.

We will interview notable anthropologists and follow some around the world and into their field to explore the issues, the people they work with and their place in the world.

Program
Anthropology of Current World Issues
Learn to use anthropological ideas to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view.
Lecturers
Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology The University of Queensland
David Trigger
David Trigger
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology The University of Queensland
Anna Cristina Pertierra
Anna Cristina Pertierra
Associate Professor Western Sydney University
Annie Ross
Annie Ross
Associate Professor in Anthropology and Archaeology The University of Queensland
Sally Babidge
Sally Babidge
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology The University of Queensland
Kim de Rijke
Kim de Rijke
Lecturer in Anthropology The University of Queensland
Fern Thompsett
Fern Thompsett
PhD Student Columbia University
Richard Martin
Richard Martin
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology The University of Queensland
Diana Young
Diana Young
Senior Lecturer in Material Culture and Museum Anthropology The University of Queensland
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