IB Social and Cultural Anthropology SL - Equivalent to 0.5 A Levels
Social and Cultural Anthropology is the comparative study of culture and human societies.
Anthropologists seek an understanding of humankind in all its diversity. This understanding is reached through the study of societies and cultures and the exploration of the general principles of social and cultural life.
Social and Cultural Anthropology places special emphasis on comparative perspectives that make explicit our own cultural assumptions and those of others.
Anthropologists explore problems and issues associated with the complexity of societies in local, regional and global contexts, and as such, it is a dynamic, exciting and highly relevant subject.
Units covered include:
Engaging with Anthropology:
- The language of Anthropology.
The practice of Anthropology.
- Anthropological thinking.
Engaging with Ethnography (one from each of the following three groups):
- Group 1 - Classifying the World, Health, Illness and Healing, The Body.
- Group 2 - Belonging, Communication, Expression and Technology, Movement, Time and Space.
- Group 3 - Conflict Development, Production, Exchange and Consumption.
External Assessment - Examinations
Paper 1 – Engaging with Anthropology - 1 hrs 30 minutes
Paper 2 – Engaging with Ethnography - 1 hrs 30 minutes
Engaging with Anthropology practice – 4 components
- Observation report
- Methodological and conceptual extension of initial fieldwork
- Second fieldwork data collection and analysis
- Critical reflection
The aim of the internal assessment is for students of anthropology to understand and explore the practice of Anthropology, in terms of the specific research methodologies that anthropologists engage with when analysing Anthropology.
Grade 4+ in 5 GSCEs including English Language, and Maths
Routes to further education, Social Worker, Human resources Officer, Public Relations Officer, local and national Government Representative, Market Researcher, Aid Development officer, Chaplin