Content

This unit introduces students to the field of cultural anthropology by describing the nature of culture and outlining various anthropological theories of culture and society. It examines human beings within the context of their social systems, relationships, economies, political institutions, religions, rituals, objects, activities and the meanings that people apply to them. Furthermore, it introduces methods for investigating and understanding culture and worldview, the relationship between Christianity and culture and it emphasises the importance of cultural investigation and understanding for fruitful intercultural encounters and ministry.

Unit Code: DM2011W

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Missiology

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Whitley College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Outline the role of Cultural Anthropology in cross-cultural interaction and engagement

2.

Articulate an understanding the main theories of culture

3.

Identify perspectives on culture held by different religious and cultural communities

4.

Outline biblical approaches to intercultural engagement

Pedagogy

Lectures, Tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

500 word book/article review

15.0

500 word Descriptive Exercise

15.0

1,000 word tutorial paper

30.0

2,500 word essay

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 11 Aug, 2016

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-07 11:48:15 +1100