Units of Study

ANTH2654 - Forms of Families

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ryan Schram
Phone: +61 2 9114 1293
Email: ryan.schram@sydney.edu.au

Description

Where does nature stop and culture begin? This is why anthropologists study kinship. In this unit we will survey the development of this field from its origins to its contemporary form as a critical investigation of how culture shapes the way we think about personhood, relationships, sex, gender and the body. We will compare various types of kinship systems and discuss controversies over kinship - same-sex marriage, single-parent households, cloning, in-vitro fertilization, and alternative forms of family - from a cross-cultural perspective.

Assessments

100wd terminology quiz (10%) and 400wd discussion questions (10%) and 1500wd critical essay (30%) and 2500wd comparative essay (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Anthropology

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Thursday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ANTH2654

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