ANTH 0103

Cultural Anthropology

Diversity and Human Nature: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
This course introduces students to the varieties of human experience in social life and to the differing approaches and levels of analysis used by anthropologists to explain it. Topics include: culture and race, rituals and symbolism, kinship and gender roles, social evolution, political economy, and sociolinguistics. Ethnographic examples are drawn chiefly from non-Western societies, from simple bands to great agrarian states. The ultimate aim is to enable students to think critically about the bases of their own culture and about practices and beliefs previously unanalyzed and unexamined. (formerly SOAN 0103) 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Social Sciences
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Spring 2025

ANTH0103A-S25 Lecture
ANTH0103X-S25 Discussion
ANTH0103Y-S25 Discussion
ANTH0103Z-S25 Discussion

Fall 2024

ANTH0103A-F24 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0103X-F24 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Y-F24 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Z-F24 Discussion (Sheridan)

Spring 2024

ANTH0103A-S24 Lecture (Stoll)
ANTH0103X-S24 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Y-S24 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Z-S24 Discussion (Stoll)

Fall 2023

ANTH0103A-F23 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0103X-F23 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Y-F23 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Z-F23 Discussion (Sheridan)

Spring 2023

ANTH0103A-S23 Lecture (Stoll)
ANTH0103X-S23 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Y-S23 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Z-S23 Discussion (Stoll)

Fall 2022

ANTH0103A-F22 Lecture (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103X-F22 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Y-F22 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Z-F22 Discussion (Oxfeld)

Spring 2022

ANTH0103A-S22 Lecture (Stoll)
ANTH0103X-S22 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Y-S22 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Z-S22 Discussion (Stoll)

Fall 2021

ANTH0103A-F21 Lecture (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103X-F21 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Y-F21 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Z-F21 Discussion (Oxfeld)

Spring 2021

ANTH0103A-S21 Lecture (Stoll)
ANTH0103X-S21 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Y-S21 Discussion (Stoll)
ANTH0103Z-S21 Discussion (Stoll)

Fall 2020

ANTH0103A-F20 Lecture (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103X-F20 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Y-F20 Discussion (Oxfeld)
ANTH0103Z-F20 Discussion (Oxfeld)

Spring 2020

ANTH0103A-S20 Lecture (Brudvik)
ANTH0103X-S20 Discussion (Brudvik)
ANTH0103Y-S20 Discussion (Brudvik)
ANTH0103Z-S20 Discussion (Brudvik)

Fall 2019

ANTH0103A-F19 Lecture (Sheridan)
ANTH0103X-F19 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Y-F19 Discussion (Sheridan)
ANTH0103Z-F19 Discussion (Sheridan)