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)(EDST-MN)(SISP-Anth Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Colin Turnbull, THE FOREST PEOPLE
Joseph Conrad, HEART OF DARKNESS
Other readings by Lewis Henry Morgan, Marcel Mauss, Victor Turner, Mary Douglas, Marshall Sahlins, Chinua Achebe, Judith Butler, Michael Taussig, Deborah Gewertz, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two short papers and an open-book exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at the first class session is required.
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Joseph Times: ...W.F. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: 20|