INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
10248
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
By examining the behavior and customs of peoples throughout the world, the course considers what it means to be human. We will describe the patterns of marriage, family organization, warfare and political behavior, economic systems, rituals, etc., Of other peoples, especially those of tribal societies, and compare these with American social patterns. Anthropological films and slide presentations will supplement lectures.
Class Attributes
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Social Science General Ed. Requirement
Children's Literature
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
African Studies
Asian Studies
Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Class Notes
The goals of this course are to: 1) achieve a fundamental understanding of the central concepts and methods of cultural anthropology (including what cultural anthropologists do, how, and why); 2) enhance your understanding and appreciation of diverse lifestyles and life ways; and by so doing 3) reflect upon and take a critical look at your own culture and society. Some topics to be covered in the course include economic and political systems, gender constructions, kinship and family, religion, language, and social change. This course will consist of lectures, films, readings, and recitations. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
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Class Details
Instructor(s)
Edwin Everhart, Sinan Dogan
Meets
TuTh 12:10PM - 1:00PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required, Recitation Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
100
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
100
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
7
Wait List Capacity
20