UCSC – Anthropology 02
MWF 9:30 – 10:40 A.M.
Classroom Unit 2
Professor Triloki N. Pandey
, Tel: 459-4674, messages x9-3366
Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:00pm
Office: 319 Social Sciences 1
: Ted Biggs (
), Emma Britton (
Mary Ann Fanning (
), Colin Hoag (
Anneke Janzen (
), Katy Overstreet (
Christian Palmer (
), Megan Shea
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
This course introduces students to the discipline of Social-Cultural Anthropology. Socio-
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that provides a comprehensive understanding of
human diversity. In my view, Socio-Cultural Anthropology is characterized by two things
– (1) its method of constructing knowledge through fieldwork, and (2) its focus on the
study of a variety of human activities in cultures and societies differently located in time
or space. We will begin this course with an exploration of various concepts, methods, and
theories that anthropologists have developed over the past one hundred years to document
human diversity. We will examine topics such as food, clothing, family, kinship,
marriage, gender and sexuality, health care, inequality, politics, religion, nation,
nationalism and ethnicity, colonialism, and globalization.
In this course, students will be required to attend all
class sessions and attend a weekly
section meeting with a teaching assistant. They will be asked to read carefully the
assigned readings. Most of the readings are available through the Web CT.
complete the assigned readings prior to the date scheduled and take notes so that you can
engage more seriously in the lecture and retain key ideas, concepts and terms. Students
are expected to come to class prepared to discuss reading assignments, raise questions,
and participate in all class and section activities.
Students will be required to take an
in-class midterm exam
and write four
short papers (described below).
Short Papers (four)