Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E200 | 1104 | Phillips


In this course, we will examine the multidimensionality of social and
cultural anthropology through an exploration of ethnographic research
and writing.  Students will read ethnographic articles and books
written by anthropologists who work in different parts of the world on
various topics of crucial importance to anthropological inquiry.  Such
topics include social memory; language and discourse; gender politics;
identity politics and ethnic/religious conflict; and illness, disease,
and healthcare.  Students will view several ethnographic films and
videos in conjunction with class readings and discussions.  Major
course requirements are timely completion of the readings,
participation in class discussions and in-class exercises, several
mini-fieldwork projects, and essay summaries of these projects.