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Anthropology Building 107
This course is a general introduction to the theories and methods of Cultural Anthropology. It will explore the broad range of diversity in cultures and societies around the world, and the concepts and methods that anthropologists use to study them. We will discuss theoretical issues relating to the field, how research is conducted, and read ethnographic texts and articles. Throughout this course, we will examine topics such as gender and sexuality, belief systems and ritual, race, ethnicity and nationalism, social class, inequality and hierarchy, family and kinship, colonialism, globalization and economic development. Students will gain practical experience in anthropology through participation in class discussions, analysis of ethnographic films, written papers and original ethnographic research. This class will be useful to both non-majors and those who wish to pursue further studies in anthropology.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Our Women Are Free. ISBN: 9780472067831.
- Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity. ISBN: 9780079116988.
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