Tuesday, May 29, 2007

SSII Anthropology Class

ANTH-E 105 (5023) Culture and Society
ANTH-E 303 (5024) Intro to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
11:30-1:00 MTW Summer Session II

*above classes meet together
*above classes for non-majors

These classes, designed for non-majors, are taught simultaneously and carry S&H distribution.

This course will introduce non-majors to the many facets of socio-cultural anthropology. Throughout the course, we will be investigating how the issues of social organization, politics, economics, religion, art, identity, and globalization are dealt with by a variety of cultural groups. In order to understand how socio-cultural anthropology approaches these topics today, we will look into the history of anthropology as well as the theory and methods anthropologists employ for understanding the world and how others perceive it. Some of the theory covered in this course will be drawn from ecological and cognitive anthropology. No prior knowledge of anthropology is expected. By the end of this course, you will not only have a better idea of how other cultural groups conceptualize and order the world, but also how this knowledge can enrich your program of study.