ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward Anthropology concentration requirements. F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This introductory course exposes and explores the structures of inquiry characteristic of anthropology and surveys the field's four subdisciplines (biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology), providing a first glimpse of the field's overall context, history, present status, and importance. The principal aim of the course is to help students develop a coherent view of the essential concepts and methods that typify the discipline. It stresses unifying principles that link the subdisciplines and thereby create anthropology's comprehensive, holistic world view. It teaches students various ways of learning and thinking about the world's many designs for living in time and space. It prepares them to integrate and interpret information, to evaluate conflicting claims about human nature and diversity, and to think critically. Topics covered include: the nature of culture; human genetics, evolution and the fossil record; the concept of race; primate (monkey and ape) behavior; language and culture; systems of marriage, kinship and family organization; sex-gender roles; economics, politics, and religion in global perspective; the cultural dimension of economic development and contemporary social change, and the emergence of a world system. Required readings come from one introductory text and additional paperbacks. Lectures and discussion-recitation. Two objective exams (multiple choice and true or false questions) cover the two halves of the course. The second exam is given on the last day of class. There is no final exam and no term paper. Section leaders require quizzes and a short paper.

ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
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ISBN: 9780073405360
Anthropology : the exploration of human diversity, Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 13th ed. 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780521017114
In search of respect : selling crack in El Barrio, Author: Philippe Bourgois., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2. ed. 2003
Required
ISBN: 9780385014854
Guests of the Sheik : an ethnography of an Iraqi village, Author: Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock, 1927-2008., Publisher: Doubleday 1989
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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