Many Peoples, One World (ANT2101.01)

Miroslava Prazak

Why are cultures and societies so different, and simultaneously, so similar? We explore these questions by reading various ethnographic studies, meanwhile developing an anthropological perspective on economy and politics, social organization, kinship and family life, ideology and ritual, ecology and adaptation. We also focus on the sources and dynamics of inequality. Against this background, we examine some of the theoretical and methodological approaches used by anthropologists in their explorations into human culture and society.

Learning Outcomes:
• To understand culture as a process of sense-making
• To reflect on how cultural difference is constituted and challenged
• To consider the ways anthropologists use ethnography to translate cultural difference
• To reflect on the relationship between global & local processes

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Anthropology , Fully In-Person