Introduction to Cultural Anthropology|
Spring 2011 not offered
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, Interpretation
Intercultural Literacy: Students will learn to engage critically with different cultural imaginations of life as well as to reflect on their own.
Interpretation: Students will learn a range of methods to interpret bodies in both scientific and nonscientific settings, including anthropological, philosophical, cultural studies, feminist and historical approaches.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CSCT)(EDST)(SISP-Anth Conc)
Smadar Lavie, THE POETICS OF MILITARY OCCUPATION, ISBN 0520075528, 9780520075528
Paul Farmer, AIDS AND ACCUSATION: HAITI AND THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLAME. ISBN 0520248392, 9780520248397
Vincent Crapanzano, TUHAMI: PORTRAIT OF A MOROCCAN, ISBN 0226118711
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly questions, two short assignments, a midterm, and a final research ethnographic project.
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