Anthropology (ANTH) 375

The Anthropology of Gender (Revision 5)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science

Prerequisite: Students must have completed Athabasca University's ANTH 275, or SOCI 287, or an equivalent course from another institution before registering in this course.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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ANTH 375 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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Anthropology 375: The Anthropology of Gender focuses on the cultural and social construction of gender and gender ideologies, the fluidity of gender categories, and the performative aspects of gender.


  • Unit 1: Engendering Fieldwork
  • Unit 2: Biology, Culture, and the Production of Gender
  • Unit 3: Gender and Work
  • Unit 4: The Work of Gender
  • Unit 5: Gender, Healing, and Religion
  • Unit 6: Gender Identities and Sexuality
  • Unit 7: Colonialism, Globalization, and Gender


To receive credit for ANTH 375, you must complete three assignments and a final exam and you must obtain at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent) on each assignment and on the final examination.

Assignment 1
Response Paper
Assignment 2
Research Paper
Assignment 3
Ethnography Review
Final Exam Total
15% 35% 25% 25% 100%

The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators that can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials

Brettell, Caroline B., and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. 2013. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective, 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. [Print].

Ward, Martha and Monica Edelstein. 2014. A World Full of Women, 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc. [Print].

Online Materials

All other materials required for this course can be accessed online through the course website.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the Anth 375 challenge registration students must complete three assignments and a final exam and receive at least a ā€œDā€ (50 percent) on the final exam and an overall course grade of "D" (50 per cent). The weightings of each activity are listed below:

Assignment 1 (Response Paper) Assignment 2 (Research Paper) Assignment 3 (Ethnography Review) Final Exam Total
15% 35% 25% 25% 100%

The final exam is a Take Home exam.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 5, May 12, 2015.

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Updated March 16 2016 by Student & Academic Services