The social and cultural anthropology course explores humankind in all its diversity through the comparative study of culture and society. Anthropology contributes to an understanding of contemporary issues, such as gender, ethnicity, religion, the environment, globalization, human rights, inequality and poverty, technology, and violence. This course offers critical insight into the continuities as well as dynamics of social change and the development of societies, and challenges cultural assumptions. SL students learn the methods of observation and asking questions about their own cultures and others and will produce a written report based on observation and field notes for the Internal Assessment. External assessments consist of two written papers, demonstrating anthropological knowledge, understanding, and analysis of cultural similarities and differences.