Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Course Description

This course, drawn from several syllabi from across the country, attempts to provide a comprehensive review of the basic elements of cultural anthropology, a field that studies the history and manifestation of social difference. The themes explored will address how we come to understand ideas/concepts regarding the contextualization of human experiences across
difference. With the help of a variety of materials from different authors and eras, you will become familiar with the discipline and with finding and articulating connections between course themes and your current social setting in order to familiarize yourself with important anthropological methods. Successful completers of this course will be able to think and analyze
across cultural contexts and apply complex anthropological insights to their daily lives.

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