Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
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.
Intercultural literacy: Readings are ethnographic, and focus on multiple cultures in their own context, and in comparison.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Colin Turnbull, The Forest People. ISBN 978-0671640996.
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness. Norton Critical Editions, Fourth Edition. ISBN 978-0-393-92636-1.
Plus works by L. H. Morgan, Marcel Mauss, Victor Turner, Marshall Sahlins, Sally Engle Merry, Judith Butler, Chinua Achebe, Michael Taussig, and others. And the following films: Bob Connolly's and Robin Anderson's "First Contact," Jennie Livingston's "Paris is Burning," and Dennis O'Rourke's "Cannibal Tours."
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four written assignments, class presentations, and class participation.
|Instructor(s): Gandolfo,Daniella Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 20||FR: 20|