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What Will You Learn?

At its most elementary level, anthropology is the study of human beings and the story of humankind – making it an incredibly broad subject, encompassing many major disciplines. This course will guide you through the fundamentals.

The Anthropology Diploma Course is designed to equip you with the tools necessary to delve deeply into the world of anthropology. You’ll become familiar with some of the most important anthropological concepts that have been developed over the last century and explore a wide range of anthropological themes, ranging from human evolution to gender identity.

As well as appreciating the broad trends in the development of the discipline of anthropology over the years, you will also encounter dozens of case studies taken from the ethnographic reports of researchers who have lived with various tribes and indigenous cultures around the world.

The course will encourage you to be adventurous, inquisitive and proactive in your study. To constantly ask yourself how certain key concepts relate to your own experience of life in your unique cultural setting.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn about the history of human evolution
  • Become familiar with the basics of linguistic anthropology
  • Gain insight into the ways in which humans interact with their bodies
  • Examine the relationships that define us as social creatures
  • Be introduced to the complex issues of group and individual identities
  • Explore the social functions performed by commonly-held beliefs in the supernatural world
  • Tackle the fascinating subject of mythology and its relation to the structure of human society
  • Become familiar with the varying behaviours exhibited during rituals
  • Look in detail at the subject of gender in the field of anthropology
  • Gain an introduction into the world of ethnomusicology
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Anthropology?
  • Part 2: Explaining the Evolution of Humans
  • Part 3: No Brain, No Gain?
  • Part 4: The Rise of Civilisation
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Language?
  • Part 2: Language and Culture
  • Part 3: Language and Identity
  • Part 4: Language, Prestige and Linguistic Hegemony
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Body – A Human Universal
  • Part 2: Modifying the Body
  • Part 3: Beauty Standards Around the World
  • Part 4: The Symbolism of the Body
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Kinship
  • Part 2: Marriage
  • Part 3: Caste and Class
  • Part 4: Animals – Pets, Family or Food?
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Identity?
  • Part 2: Defining Individual Identity
  • Part 3: Can We Choose Our Identities?
  • Part 4: Group Identities
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Explaining the Unknown
  • Part 2: Communicating with the Spiritual World
  • Part 3: Witchcraft and Sorcery
  • Part 4: The Power of Taboo
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Mythology?
  • Part 2: Origin and Creation Myths
  • Part 3: Symbolism in Mythology
  • Part 4: The Flood – A Universal Myth?
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Ritual?
  • Part 2: Religious Rituals
  • Part 3: Secular Rituals
  • Part 4: Other Rituals
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Gender and Anthropological Study
  • Part 2: Feminist Anthropology and the Patriarchy
  • Part 3: Policing the Female Body
  • Part 4: Gender as a Social Construct
  • Part 5: The Development of the Concept of Gender
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Development of Ethnomusicology
  • Part 2: The Evolution of Music
  • Part 3: The Social Functions of Music
  • Part 4: Music – A True Universal?
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Anthropology Diploma Course is suitable for anyone seeking a broad introduction to the deep world of anthropology – providing a digestible and graded view of the fundamental themes of the discipline, ranging from the simple to the complex.

For the complete beginner, it will function as a step-by-step guide through the most important concepts you need to understand. For those who have a basic knowledge of history, linguistics, politics, religious studies or sociology, the course aims to provide a useful recap of some things you already know and an introduction to some concepts that may be new to you. Even for those with more than a beginner’s level of knowledge, this course will provide a useful opportunity to practice and review familiar concepts.

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The Anthropology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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