ANT110: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A course in the concept of culture, how
cultural processes work, variation in cultural practices, the method
of cross-cultural comparison and culture change. (Liberal Arts Core)

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
The requirements in Arts and Humanities, History, the Social
and Behavioral Sciences, and the Natural and Life Sciences are intended to help you to:
understand the historical frameworks of and interactions between diverse disciplines.
understand and apply research techniques from different disciplines.
learn how to collect, organize, and interpret data using current technology.
assess the validity of diverse sources of information.

REQUIRED READINGS:

Angeloni, E. (Ed.) Anthropology: Annual Editions 08/09. McGraw Hill
ISBN: 9780073397542

Barley, Nigel (2000). The Innocent Anthropologist: Notes from a Mud Hut. Waveland Press.
ISBN: 9781577661566

Salak, Kira (2004). Four Corners: A Journey Into the Heart of Papua New Guinea. National Geographic
ISBN: 9780792274179

Hall, Edward T. (1990). The Hidden Dimension. Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780385084765

Hofmann, Corinne (2007). The White Masai: My Exotic Tale of Love and Adventure. Amistad
ISBN: 9780061131530

Kenny, Mary (2008). Hidden Heads of Households: Child labor in Urban Northeast Brazil. UTP
ISBN: 9781442600843

Urrea, Luis Alberto (2005). The Devil’s Highway: A True Story. Back Bay Books.
ISBN: 9780316010801

Additional readings are available on Blackboard (see below).