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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Spring 2004

ANT 302 • Cultural Anthropology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
26545 MW
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
WAG 101
SPEED

Course Description

Cultural Anthropology is concerned with the many ways humans organize and experience their lives through distinctive cultural practices. This course explores social and cultural diversity through a range of themes: social organization, race, ethnicity, economic systems, marriage and sexuality, gender, religion, law, ideology, violence, and globalization. These themes are illustrated through readings, lectures, and films which present specific case studies. Anthropological research methods and ethnographic writing will also be discussed. Cultural anthropology was once viewed as the study of ?primitive? societies, but in this course we will explore contemporary cultures, including cultural aspects of life in the United States. Students will be asked to consider anthropology?s past and present intellectual and ethical challenges.

Students should register for one of the following discussion sections: (26545) F 12-1:00 ECJ 1.214, (26550) F 1-2:00 RLM 7.120, (26555) F 3-4:00 BAT 101, (26560) F 3-4:00 ECJ 1.214

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