ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Section: 004 What Do We Do All Day? Understanding Work
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Course Note:
A small seminar designed to introduce entering students to the discipline of Anthropology, its history, and to the concept of "culture," which is at the heart of anthropological research methods and theories. Students will develop analytical and intellectual skills that will help them understand and negotiate the complex world we live in, and to become familiar with the evolutionary processes responsible for humans in all their diversity.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in an Anthropology concentration.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How do individuals and their communities attach meaning to working and not working? This course is a cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary introduction to the many different ways of understanding labor as an everyday practice. We will look at how work is represented in popular culture from song lyrics and popular TV shows and movies, to ethnographic writing and documentary films. Assignments for this class will include interviewing a wide variety of people about their work experiences and visits to worksites.

ANTHRCUL 158 - First Year Seminar in Anthropology
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
P
45682
Open
2
2Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
004 (SEM)
P
48609
Open
1
7Y1
 
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
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ISBN: 0609807072
Gig Americans talk about their jobs, Author: ed. by John Bowe ..., Publisher: Three Rivers Press 2001
Required
ISBN: 1565843428
Working : people talk about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do, Author: Studs Terkel., Publisher: New Press 1999
Required
ISBN: 0805088385
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Author: Barbara Ehrenreich., Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. 1st Holt P 2008
Required
ISBN: 0393930688
The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism : the Talcott Parsons translation interpretations, Author: Max Weber ; edited by Richard Swedberg., Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. 1st ed. 2009
Required
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