This course provides students a comprehensive understanding of anthropology as an academic discipline, focusing on anthropologists and what they do. Rather than read a text or abstract debates, the class studies specific anthropologists and the classic ethnographies they wrote concerning non-Western cultures, looking at how each work was shaped by the particular life and time of the author. Classic studies will be chosen from each of the major periods in anthropology's history : from functionalism and structuralism to more recent work in Marxist, feminist, and interpretive anthropology. (Offered Every Spring)
4 credits
Lower Division
Approaches to Creation and Analysis | The Social & Behavioral Sciences