Cultural Anthropology

Ali, S. M. (Syed Mohammad)


This course basically focuses upon patterns of thoughts and behavior, such as marriage customs, kinship organization, political and economic systems, religion, folk art, music and the way in which these patterns differ in contemporary societies. Students will come to know about different theories of Cultural anthropologies, anthropological research and developmental anthropology. It will also help students to study the dynamics of cultures and relationship between beliefs and practices within the culture. Cultural anthropology enhances understanding of differences and prevents oversimplified generalizations. It increases self-knowledge about our own thinking, values and behavior and helps to develop cognitive complexity through integration and differentiation.

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Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP)

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