ANT 2410 Syllabus - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Fall Semester,...

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1 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Fall Semester, 2011 ANT 2410 (Section 0292) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Course URL: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/ckshih Instructor: Dr. Chuan-kang Shih Office: B125 Turlington Hall Phone: 392-2253, ext. 253 (office) Email: ckshih@ufl.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m., Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Teaching Assistant: Joe Feldman Office: B346 Turlington Hall Phone: 392-2253, ext. 224 Email: jpfeldman@ufl.edu Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m. Course Description Cultural anthropology is the study of various ways of living and thinking in human communities by means of fieldwork and comparative analyses. Thanks to its unique approaches, cultural anthropology offers a broad perspective on a wide range of important social issues. These issues are important because their consequences are determinative to the survival and well-being of all human societies which are increasingly interdependent. In this introductory course, after briefly introducing what anthropology as a discipline is about and how anthropologists work, we will examine topics such as culture, ethnicity, language, economic systems, political systems, families and kinship, marriage, gender, religion, ecology, arts, world system and globalization, etc. This course should help you understand and appreciate cultural variation over time and space, enhance your awareness and sensitivity of cultural diversity and change in your living environment, and develop your interpretive skills for cultural phenomena. This course is intended
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ANT 2410 taught by Professor Peon during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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ANT 2410 Syllabus - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Fall Semester,...

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