Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E200 | 0460-0461 | Girshick
Instructor: Professor P. Girshick
Associate Instructur: Ms. Jennifer Cash
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to what sociocultural
anthropology IS through what sociocultural anthropologists DO. We will
be looking at how they do fieldwork, write ethnographies (books which
describe and analyze specific cultures) and think about culture and
society -- and the ways these three activities are related to each other.
These questions will be approached through a broad historical perspective
in order to see how different answers have developed over time. Class
lectures and discussions will be based on the readings which consist of a
series of classic and innovative ethnographies.
Requirements for this course: 5 short in-class writing
assignments, a midterm and a cumulative final.