IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

Social and Cultural Anthropology is the comparative study of culture and human societies and the exploration of the general principles of social and cultural life. The course places emphasis on comparative perspectives that make cultural assumptions explicit, and contributes to an understanding of contemporary real-world issues such as war and conflict, the environment, poverty, injustice, and human rights.  

The course involves examination (75%) and a coursework component (25%)

Engaging with anthropology 

  • The language of anthropology
  • The practice of anthropology 
  • Anthropological thinking 

Engaging with ethnography  

  • The body 
  • Belonging 
  • Communication, expression and technology 
  • Development