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Cultural Anthropology: On-Demand Online Course

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Online Cultural Anthropology Course Introduction

Do you want to become an expert on what it means to be human? Our Anthropology course gives you the critical tools to analyse the extraordinary breadth of human experience. You’ll gain sought-after analytical skills for your studies and career. You’ll explore diverse cultural phenomena, from religion and economy, to corporations, film and social media. You’ll dive into the core approaches of leading anthropologists, and the ethical issues of analysing human bodies, behaviour and cultures.

Join our Anthropology course, and gain a world-class education in Anthropology, in the comfort and convenience of your home.

Cultural Anthropology

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What's in the Cultural Anthropology On-Demand Course?

Course Summary

Join our Anthropology course, and discover what unites us and divides us as a species. You’ll explore the diversity in our bodies and behaviour, and explore cultural institutions such as religion, economy, polity, and family. You’ll also dive into phenomena as diverse as corporations, scientific organisations, film and social media.

You’ll gain strong, critical skills for any career as you look at the place of cultural anthropology within the wider field of anthropology. You’ll explore the most pressing questions of cultural anthropology. You’ll also get to grips with the main approaches of modern anthropologists, and the ethical issues we should take into account. You’ll look back at the history of anthropology, and trace its origins and development over the years.

You’ll gain the critical tools to research the diversity of human experience, and appreciate its social and cultural aspects.

Topics Covered

On our course, you will:

  • understand the questions, perspectives, and methodologies employed by cultural anthropologists
  • explore the history and development of academic thought within the field of anthropology
  • study the ethical issues raised by academic research and how to address them in modern research

By the end of our course, you will:

  • understand different research methods, their uses, and outcomes
  • appreciate the ethical concerns that anthropologists must address
  • discuss with confidence the history and development of modern cultural anthropology

What’s Included?

  • 4 x Interactive Tutorials
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Access to the course discussion forum
  • Course worksheets and case studies
  • ORA Certificate of completion


Tutorial 1: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (1 - 1.5 hours)

The first tutorial focuses on defining the field of anthropology in general, and establishes the place of cultural anthropology within this broader field. It will provide students with an understanding of the concept of culture and how the term has been treated by various generations of academics. The tutorial also provides students with an idea of the various career prospects an anthropology degree offers.

Tutorial 2: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial focuses on what sets cultural anthropology apart from other social sciences. It will introduce students to the concept of fieldwork, participant observation, and the distinction between emic and etic research. The material will also cover general methods for data collection such as interviews and case studies, and will encourage students to consider the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative versus quantitative research.

Tutorial 3: Key Theoretical Schools and Figures (1 - 1.5 hours)

The third tutorial will present students with two key concepts in cultural anthropology: social structure and social construction. Students begin with a look at the concept of social structure and how it is used to organise and categorise the human experience, before moving on to the concept of social construction – the idea that we actively create our reality, and that our experience of the world is coloured by our subjective positions within it.

Tutorial 4: Social Structure and Construction (1 - 1.5 hours)

The final tutorial takes a closer look at some of the major figures who have contributed to the development of modern cultural anthropology. It offers a historical romp through the schools of thought in anthropology, presenting important figures such as Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, Margaret Mead and Levi-Strauss through to the contemporary trends of post-modernism and post-structuralism. This will give students an understanding of the evolution of the field, and the internal process of critique in the discipline.

Key Details

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced level of English
An interest and enthusiasm for learning about other cultures
This course would suit students studying towards Sociology or equivalent, and in particular those interested in university study of Anthropology.

Course Level

For students applying to university to study Sociology, Anthropology, Languages or related subjects



Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required to take this course, just enthusiasm for the subject.




4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)

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