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edX: Anthropology of Current World Issues

 with  Gerhard Hoffstaedter

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.

Syllabus

GETTING STARTED
EPISODE 1 - ANTHROPOLOGY 101 - I
During the first week of the course, we spend some time introducing the course content and navigation, introducing ourselves and defining anthropology and what it means to be an anthropologist.

EPISODE 2 - ANTHROPOLOGY 101 - II
This week’s materials will zero in on Australia as well as migration and how it plays a role in creating multicultural societies.

EPISODE 3 - INDIGENEITY - I
In this episode, we introduce the concept of indigeneity and go into the field with Annie Ross to learn about cultural heritage.

EPISODE 4 - INDIGENEITY - II
This week we explore the Northern Gulf Country of Australia with David Trigger and Richard Martin and discuss indigenous and non-indigenous relationships.

PROJECT WEEK
EPISODE 5 - INDIGENEITY - III
In this episode we meet Diana Young, the director of the UQ Anthropology Museum, to learn about indigenous artifacts and begin work on our own museum project.

EPISODE 6 - LIVING WITHIN LIMITS - I
This week we visit Cuba with Anna Cristina Pertierra and find out what refrigerators can tell us about a family’s standing.

EPISODE 7 - LIVING WITHIN LIMITS - II
In this episode we head to Chile with Sally Babidge to discuss the role of diminishing water resources in the community.

EPISODE 8 - LIVING WITHIN LIMITS - III
During this week of the course, Gerhard Hoffstaedter takes us to Malaysia to learn more about the lives of refugees.

EPISODE 9 - LIVING WITHIN LIMITS - IV
In this episode we visit the Darling Downs region of Queensland with Kim de Rijke to learn about unconventional gas mining.
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Cost Free Online Course
Subject Anthropology
Provider edX
Language English
Calendar 26 weeks long
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Dionne Fries completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Odd class where they didn't acknowledge that I had finished and did not respond to the EdX people either. Nice videos
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Mike Barnes completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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Leila Ahmouda dropped this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
It was more likely confusing especially if it was a certified class or not. So he cI dropped this class because I knew that it wouldn't really help me much given the location of where the class was held.
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