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ANT1001 Cultural Diversity: an Introduction to Anthropology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Understanding cultural diversity is an essential element of living in a complex, connected and changing world. This course celebrates the diversity of human societies and cultures, while emphasising our common humanity. Drawing on rich cross-cultural examples, from cities and towns to rural regions and villages, students are invited to reflect on their own knowledge and experiences. The course guides students to develop an informed and critical understanding of cultural diversity, including contentious questions of social and political inequality. These skills and knowledge are advantageous for many careers including those in health, education, law, environment, tourism and business. The course further provides a foundation to key concepts, methods and debates in anthropology necessary for higher level courses in anthropology and archaeology.

The study of human communities, their societies and cultures, is approached through the perspectives of cultural anthropology. Students are presented with the major theories, concepts and debates of this discipline, and will read material related to current diverse interests and concerns of anthropologists.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023