ANTHRCUL 222 - The Comparative Study of Cultures
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines both classic and recent anthropological approaches to understanding key aspects of social relationships, broadly defined, and compares diverse societies to explore a range of topics. We begin with changing perspectives on kinship and marriage, and then turn to gifts and other forms of exchange. The second half of the course highlights aspects of religion, including rituals, taboos, ancestral spirits, sorcery and witchcraft, and social explanations for misfortune. Throughout the class attention is paid to the importance of identity, interpretive knowledge, moral systems, and metaphor, particularly in contexts of global change and emerging inequalities. Each section of the course builds on those that came before. Ethnographic cases are drawn mostly from Africa and Melanesia. Grading is based on two exams, a term paper, and participation in discussion sections.

ANTHRCUL 222 - The Comparative Study of Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11208
Open
13
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
18643
Open
4
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11209
Open
6
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11210
Open
3
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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