Event

MOOC: Anthropology of Current World Issues

Join us to view lectures and discuss this ongoing MOOC (massive open online course) on Anthropology of Current World Issues. This course will allow you to better understand the world around you through utilising the anthropological lens. You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.

The course wants to challenge you to reflect on your own perspective when thinking about these issues, how you see the world, and how we all engage with difference and sameness on a daily basis.

Instructors will interview notable anthropologists and follow some around the world and into their field to explore the issues, the people they work with, and their place in the world.

You’ll learn:

  • The basic skills of the anthropological toolkit
  • How to better understand cultural differences and sameness
  • How to better engage in cultural comparison
  • How to see the world from a range of perspectives and points of view
  • How to understand key anthropological concepts and methods
  • A knowledge and understanding of current world issues relating to identity, power and everyday life as experienced in a variety of places by a variety of people

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! We will start the course on August 6 and move through it chronologically for approximately 10 weeks, but you are free to jump in at any point!

Register online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location: 

Parkgate

Time: 

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 29 2019 except Tue Aug 06 2019, Tue Sep 03 2019, Tue Oct 01 2019, Tue Nov 05 2019.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

Registration: