ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
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, structures, and intellectual methods that typify the discipline. In doing so, the course lays stress on concrete examples of human cultural and ethnic diversity and the interactions leading to structures of dominance, inequality, and resistance. In order to understand and counter negative assessments of diversity, 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, perhaps a short paper.

ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
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Note:
An earlier version of this list mistakenly listed hardcover ISBNs for the Ernestine McHugh & Michael Jackson books. Please note that these books are in paperback & it is the paperback versions that you are expected to purchase. Corrected ISBNs appear here.
ISBN: 9780073531038
Window on humanity : a concise introduction to anthropology, Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak., Publisher: McGraw-hill 4th ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 0812217594
Love and honor in the Himalayas : coming to know another culture, Author: Ernestine McHugh., Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 0822315742
At home in the world, Author: Michael Jackson., Publisher: Duke University Press 1995
Required
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