Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
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%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Margaret Mead, COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA; Laurence Ralph, RADICAL DREAMS; Jason De Leon, THE LAND OF OPEN GRAVES; other readings by anthropologists both classic and contemporary, including Clifford Geertz, Franz Boas, Lila Abu-Lughod, Marilyn Strathern, Sherry Ortner, John Jackson, Saba Mahmood, Victor Turner, Marcel Mauss, Marshall Sahlins, Lissa Malkki, and many more.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers and two take-home exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at the first class session is required.
|Instructor(s): Weiss,Joseph Times: ...W.F. 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 20||FR: 15|
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