Sep 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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50-1101 Introduction to Anthropology


Using ethnographic readings and films, course explores central questions in study of social organization and customs of various cultures. Topics of study include: anthropological methodologies, comparison of cultures, ethnocentrism and relativism, language and symbolism, family and kinship, power and control, peace and violence. The impact of Westernization and modernization on traditional cultures is considered, with particular reference to American conventions and values. Course will enhance students’ understanding of their own social and cultural lives.

3 Credits
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