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Anthropology

ANTH 150 (US) Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology (1)

Introduces students to cultural anthropology, the study of cultures from various parts of the world, including the U.S. Through debates, close readings of cultural case studies, and problem-solving, students critically evaluate anthropologists' approaches to topics such as gender, ecology, power, and ritual. Possible questions: How to explain gender inequalities? Are universal morals and cultural relativism at odds? Is human behavior learned or inherited?

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

Prerequisite: 1st and 2nd year students only

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff