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Number:SY201
Name:Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Description: This course introduces students to the anthropological study of different cultures, including ways of comparing and contrasting the structures of social relationships and belief systems that operate in different cultural settings. We explore ways of trying to understand the world-views and belief systems of other peoples by studying each of those systems in their particular contexts, and then comparing and contrasting different cultures and the contexts in which they are situated.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

• To present to students an introduction to the discipline of anthropology • To give a student a thorough introduction to the principles and processes of cultural anthropology • To understand key concepts and terminology of cultural anthropology • To develop a cultural perspective: 1. To realize that anthropology involves a way of seeing a frame of reference for interpreting behavior in all societies including our own 2. To develop an acceptance and appreciation of the full humanity of people who had learned a radically different culture 3. To maintain a non-judgmental attitude, to empathize with people of different cultures and to appreciate fully their actions and beliefs • To provide a "cultural enrichment" for students. • To understand those relationships for comprehending not only humans, society and culture in general - but for understanding ourselves and our society and culture in particular

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 CORE CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 9780078034930 LAVENDA 5TH 13 MCG Biffle $0 $50 $0
S 2017 NEW MAINERS 9780884483120 NYHAN 9 NORTON Biffle $0 $17 $0
S 2017 FIELD ETHNOGRAPHY 9780138894528 KUTSCHE 98 PEARSON Biffle $0 $40 $0
F 2016 (none) Biffle $0 $0 $0
F 2016 CORE CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 9780078034930 LAVENDA 5TH 13 MCG Biffle $0 $90 $70 $0
F 2016 FIELD ETHNOGRAPHY 9780138894528 KUTSCHE 98 PEARSON Biffle $0 $43 $38 $0
F 2016 COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA 9780688050337 MEAD 1 HARP PUB Biffle $0 $13 $10 $0
S 2016 CORE CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 9780072818604 LAVENDA 2ND 03 MCG Biffle $0 $30 $0
S 2016 FIELD ETHNOGRAPHY 9780138894528 KUTSCHE 98 PEARSON Biffle $0 $43 $0
S 2016 SOMALIS IN MAINE 9781556439261 HUISMAN 11 PENG RAND Biffle $0 $23 $0
S 2015 SHARING OUR WORLDS 9780814737118 HENDRY 8 NYU Biffle $0 $22 $0
S 2015 FIELD ETHNOGRAPHY 9780138894528 KUTSCHE 98 PEARSON Biffle $0 $38 $0
S 2015 COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA 9780688050337 MEAD 1 HARP PUB Biffle $0 $13 $0
S 2014 SHARING OUR WORLDS 9780814737118 HENDRY 8 Biffle $0 $0 $0
S 2014 FIELD ETHNOGRAPHY 9780138894528 KUTSCHE 98 Biffle $0 $0 $0
S 2014 COMING OF AGE IN SAMOA 9780688050337 MEAD 1 Biffle $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Sharing Our Worlds 978-0-8147-3711-8 Hendry, Joy 2008 New York University Press Biffle $26 $20 $0
F 2012 Field Ethnography : A Manual for Doing Cultural Anthropology 978-0-13-889452-8 Kutsche, Paul 1998 Prentice Hall, Inc. Biffle $45 $34 $0
F 2012 Coming of Age in Samoa 978-0-688-05033-7 Mead, Margaret 2001 Perennial Library Biffle $15 $11 $0