ANSO 103 Introductory Anthropology

Spring, Fall

Anthropology, in its broadest sense, is the study of humanity and what it means to be human. It examines both diversity and similarity of human cultures across space and time, and thus ranges widely. The investigation of human diversity asks us to challenge our own assumptions about what is natural and normal for ourselves and those around us. This course provides an introduction to major concepts and methods in the field and engages with the anthropological study of the culture concept, social organization, and belief systems and ideology. It will focus on topics such as language, family, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, globalization, power, and inequality. This course is not open to seniors.

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