S0C312-S2-2019/20 – Anthropological theories
Instructor: Dr. Bieh,Nwoke.
Email: [email protected]
Course name: Anthropological theories.
Virtual class: hostclass-net.zoom.us.
Anthropological theories is a course consciously designed to expose students to basic ideas of actors that have in several ways shaped both previous and the contemporary societies. The course examines key theoretical issues such evolutionism, diffusionism, structuralism, historicism, structuralism,symbolic Anthropology, methods/techniques and field work in anthropology.
Guidelines and materials, open/close times:
The course is an online one scheduled to hold bi-weekly. It’s framed in such a way that the instructor and students shall be interfacing including access to virtual pedagogical materials. A well prepared notes and class recording will be posted online during the week. Assignments may be completed and submitted online any time within the week that they are due. Lecture materials to be posted online shall include lecture slides and recordings, and these will not be deleted through out the month. This is to enable students who were not able to join the hostclass virtual lecture due time reasons to have access to the materials.
Weekly virtual class schedules:
Week 1 Thursday(4-6pm) Meaning, building blocks and the relevance of theories.
Week2: Thurs (4-6pm) The emergence of social Anthropological theories.
Week 3: Thurs (4-6pm) Evolutionism(Tylor, Morgan, Lewis).
Week4 Thurs (4-6pm). Diffusionism (Boas)
Week 5 Thurs (4-6pm). Neo-evolutionism.
Week 6: Thurs (4-6pm). Functionalism (classical and modern theorists of social anthropology.
Weeks 7: Thurs (4-6pm).Marxian Anthropology.
Week 8: Thurs (4-6pm). Methods/techniques and field works in anthropology.
Hostclass: we shall used hostclass (https://learn.hostclass.net) as a remotes classroom response system. Students must subscribe y paying a token so as to be able to access hostclass virtual online classes.
Assignment and examination:
Students will go through compulsory virtual assignment within the semester. The assignment will be submitted online within the specified time frame. Not submitting assignment on due date will not be condone, except with due authorization by the course lecturer.
The scale for grading the course are:
• Virtual classroom attendance = 5%.
• Quiz = 15%
• Assignment and participation = 10%
• shall be based on examination = 70%
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
View Course Contents (Lecture Notes and Videos)
- Week 1 Thursday(4-6pm) Meaning, building blocks and the relevance of theories.
- Week2: Thurs (4-6pm) The emergence of social Anthropological theories.
- Week 3: Thurs (4-6pm) Evolutionism(Tylor, Morgan, Lewis).
- Week4 Thurs (4-6pm) Diffusionism (Boas)
- Week 5 Thurs (4-6pm). Neo-evolutionism.
- Week 6: Thurs (4-6pm). Functionalism (classical and modern theorists of social anthropology.
- Weeks 7: Thurs (4-6pm) Marxian Anthropology.
- Week 8: Thurs (4-6pm) Methods/techniques and field works in anthropology.