CULTURES OF KINSHIP
2018/2019, Semester 1
Arts & Social Sciences (Sociology)
Modular Credits: 4
SC3207 - Cultures of Kinship
A) 1 lecture (2 hours) -
B) 1 tutorial (2 hours) - every two weeks
The Continual Assessment (CA) for the module is pegged at 50%. The examination component makes up the remaining 50% of the final grade. Of the 50% of CA – the marks are apportioned as follows:
Attendance of all seminars and active participation during discussions is essential. Attendance alone – i.e. being present but without any actual speaking in class – does not constitute participation in the tutorial. Non-engagement, even if accompanied by perfect attendence, will not be allocated any marks.
Students are also expected to complete
to their tutorials
30% for 1 individual term paper
Your paper will be about yourself - contextualized within anthropological theories and concepts, historical processess and cross-cultural comparisons .
Why did you come to be who you are? How did you come to be where you are?
You will get a taste of ethnographic fieldwork. Based on interviews with your family members, you will be constructing a kinship diagram (an anthropological family tree).
Using anthropological theories and frameworks, you will be analysing your own family history and contemporary dynamics.
At the end of the exercise, you will have acquired expertise in anthropological concepts, theories and methodologies. You will also have discovered more about yourself and your family circumstances.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week