Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E105 | 0445 | Wilk
Have you ever wondered how and why people of other cultures and groups act
and think differently, and see the world in different ways? Sociocultural
anthropology studies human cultural difference, as well as the universal
aspects of the human experience that bring all people together. The course
challenges you with a wide variety of films, readings, discussions, and
short research assignments, which get you actively involved in
understanding human culture. The course emphasizes the practical
importance of understanding cultural difference in a multicultural world.
This course will expose you to other cultures; it will be useful and
important to a wide variety of majors and careers from business to musical
The course uses a textbook and two other short books about other cultures.
Grading offers flexible options for getting points towards your final
grade; you can choose from two exams, reader responses, and 8 short
written assignments, plus in-class presentations, and other assignments.
You can pick different combinations of tests and other work to get the
grade you want.
Richard Wilk Chair, Anthropology Dept.
812-855-3901, or 1041 Indiana University
812-855-4358 (fax) Bloomington, IN 47405