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Introduction to Anthropology

This is a course in socio-cultural anthropology. It will discuss and describe such concepts as: 1) important explanatory and interpretive paradigms (cultural materialism, sociobiology, symbolic anthropology, cognitive anthropology,) post-modernism); 2) subsistence, technology and economics (subsistence types, culture and technology variation, exchange systems); 3) social organization (class and castes, marital residence, descent and kinship, enculturation, rites of passage); 4) religion and ideology (mythology, prehistoric religions, a survey of world religions, witchcraft and magic); 5) fieldwork (data collection, data analyses, culture shock).

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School of Arts and Sciences