ANTH 2A Course Syllabus


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INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ANTH 02) Instructor: Jennifer L. Price, Ph.D. e-mail: [email protected] Course Description: This course is an introduction to the diversity of human behaviors, beliefs, and social organization. Students will learn the fundamental concepts, theories, methodologies, and classic ethnographic data necessary for further study in anthropology. The course will also provide a framework and tools for examining and making sense of ourselves and "others." Students will learn to question basic assumptions about the nature of human behavior and what is considered "natural," "normal," and "true" by examining cultural differences and similarities. Texts: The following texts are required for this course. They are NOT available at the Foothill College Bookstore. Please purchase them from an online retailer or a local bookstore. They are less expensive from online retailers or used bookstores. If purchasing from individual sellers online such as at, please purchase only from those with a 99% or higher rating. Podolefsky, Aaron and Peter J. Brown 2007. Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader. 7th Ed . McGraw Hill Publishing. ISBN: 0073530921 New York Times 2005. Class Matters . VHPS. ISBN: 0805080554 Turnbull, Colin 1987. The Forest People . New York: Touchstone Books. ISBN: 0671640992 Rothenberg, Daniel 1998. With These Hands . University of California Press. ISBN: 0520227344 DVDs: The Following DVDs are required for this course. You may rent them from your local video rental store
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2009 for the course ANTH anth taught by Professor Anth during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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