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University of Wisconsin-Madison Anthropology 104 Cultural Anthropology & Human Diversity Fall 2020 Lecture Information The course includes two fifty-minute lectures each week. We’re designating these lectures as Tuesday and Thursday, and you can set aside time for them on those days if you prefer. In fact, though, we plan to post both lectures for each week to the course Canvas page on Monday morning of each week. Instructional Modality: blended; some in-person discussion sections will be combined with remote lectures using Canvas and Blackboard Collaborate. Textbook (required) Guest, Kenneth J. 2020. Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age . New York: W. W. Norton. Third edition. Both print and electronic copies are acceptable for this class. You need to have access to InQuizitive. Links to all other readings will be made available on the Canvas site. Important If you purchased a new copy of your textbook, you should have also received a digital access code for InQuizitive . If you got a used copy of the textbook, you can purchase access to service from the InQuizitive log-in page. The third edition is different from previous editions, and includes an additional chapter. We do not recommend using an older edition, but if you do, please compare notes with a classmate to identify differences. Course Description What does it mean to be an individual living in a society largely shaped by other human beings? How do people organize themselves to survive and prosper? How do they negotiate their desire for personal freedom and the need to live collectively with other individuals? How do they make sense of the world around them?
1 Anthropology 104 | Fall 2020 – the syllabus is subject to change with advanced notice, and your continued enrollment in the course indicates your agreement to the policies in the syllabus
short, anthropology can help us see the world differently; and once we better understand how people live, we are better able to make decisions to shape our common future. This semester we will use the tools developed by anthropologists to explore the tension between the social structures that people have created to organize their social life, individuals’ desire for personal freedom, and their capacity to shape the world around them. The core of the semester will be devoted to investigating several systems of privilege and oppression: race and racism, ethnicity and nationalism, gender, sexuality, and class . We will study each category in turn, but we will always keep in mind their

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