Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This course introduces students to concepts, theories, and methods of cultural anthropology. Lectures, readings, and audiovisual materials invite critical analysis of broader themes in contemporary anthropology, such as the nature of culture, the problematic notions of social evolution and progress, and the negotiation of power within and among diverse peoples.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Elenore Smith Bowen, RETURN TO LAUGHTER
Barbara Myerhoff, NUMBER OUR DAYS
Mark S. Fleisher, BEGGARS AND THIEVES
G. Whitney Azoy, BUZKASHI GAME AND POWER IN AFGHANISTAN
Philippe Bourgois, IN A SEARCH OF RESPECT
Lincoln Keiser, FRIEND BY DAY ENEMY BY NIGHT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short reading responses, ethnographic practicum exercises, a take-home midterm and a final essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This section introduces students to ideas and methods in cultural anthropology by focusing on an anthropological understanding of three critical problems Americans face today--the armed conflict along the Afghan/Pakistan Frontier, aging in a complex society, and crime in the urban ghetto.
|Instructor(s): Keiser,R. Lincoln Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 20||FR: 20|