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Anthropology: Understanding Societies and Cultures

University of Newcastle via FutureLearn


Learn more about society, cultural issues and practices

You are invited on a journey to different places and different times. On this course, you will learn about diverse ways of living and explore cultural differences and similarities.

You will be introduced to a number of anthropological theories and gain insights into how the study of other cultures and societies can help us deal with urgent problems confronting our own societies and the modern world.

Through your new knowledge about other cultures, you will reflect on your own cultural home, society and world views.

Recommended for learners age 15+

This course is for anyone interested in anthropology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society and cultural practices. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills. No prior experience is required.

Taught by

Michael Kilmister

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  • Maureen Theresa completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This was an excellent course. Ioved how interactive it was, with discussions on the forums, plus practical completion of tasks (commenting on Concepts, theory and practice). The other students were amazing. Very supportive and many were great resources...

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