Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E200 | 0406 | Girshick


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 the nature of
culture and society -- and the ways that these three activities are
related to each other.  These questions will be approached from 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: two short writing assignments, a midterm
and a cumulative final.