Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E200 | 26416 | Ai

Above class meets 2nd eight weeks only

The ways in which people order their lives and understand themselves
as individuals who belong to communities is at the heart of social and
cultural anthropology.  As social beings, all peoples have to confront
and resolve similar challenges: material survival and well-being;
balancing the needs and desires of individuals with those of society;
establishing relationships; resolving conflict; finding a satisfying
identity; explaining one's place in the world, and expressing
themselves in arts and performance.  We will examine different
cultures to see the ways in which they have dealt with these and other
issues.  We will also look at the ways in which people and communities
situate themselves in the larger global community.