Anthropology, in the largest sense of the discipline, is the study of what it is to be human. In attempting to understand the diversity of thought and behavior that is characteristic of humans, we better understand ourselves, our potentials and our limitations. Further, the process of listening to and learning from others allows us to grant dignity and respect to those that we might otherwise naively dismiss as “primitives.” This course covers the basic data, concepts, and theories of cultural anthropology placing emphasis on the foundations of human society, social organization, culture, and symbol systems. Not open to seniors.
ANSO 103 Introductory Anthropology