Anthropology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
E200 | 5115 | Buggenhagen


This course will introduce students to cultural anthropology, which
involves the study of social, cultural and historical processes in
their local, comparative and global dimensions. Students will be asked
to think both critically and comparatively about the ways in which we
create meaning through the analysis of such human institutions such as
kinship, politics, economies, ritual and religion, race, gender, the
nation and globalization. Throughout the course we will consider what
anthropologists do, while historically anthropologists have engaged in
fieldwork that involved the long term study of a place many
anthropologists also conduct fieldwork in corporate offices, urban
streets, stock market floors and in international organizations.