ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
Section: 002
Term: FA 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 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. 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 arts; and
  • medicine.

Required readings come from one introductory text, a case studies book and one ethnography. Lectures and discussion-recitation. Three in-class hourlies (multiple choice, definition, short answer, brief essay) each cover one-third of the course material. The third hourly is given on the last day of class. There will be one short writing assignment due in section.

ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
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Note:
We will be using the 14th edition of Kottak. If you have an older edition, make sure you will have access to the 14th edition to prepare for exams and discussion. There will be additional readings assigned to the Honors section, which will be announced at the beginning of the term.
ISBN: 9780078116995
Anthropology : appreciating human diversity, Author: Kottak, Conrad Phillip., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2011
Required
ISBN: 9780073405308
Culture sketches : case studies in anthropology, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 2009
Required
ISBN: 978-0-520-247
Strange Harvest, Author: Lesley A. Sharp, Publisher: University of California Press 2006
Required
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