ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
Winter 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, RE
Other Course Info:
Does not count toward requirements for the Anthropology major. F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces students to anthropology and its four subdisciplines (archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology), providing a glimpse of the field's history, present status, and importance.  We'll look at the concepts and methods that typify the discipline and frame anthropology's comprehensive, holistic worldview. The course looks especially at cultural and ethnic diversity, and the interactions leading to structures of dominance, inequality, and resistance. It teaches students ways of learning and thinking about the world's many designs for living in time and space. 

Topics covered include:

  • the nature of culture, race and ethnicity;
  • human genetics, biological evolution, and the fossil record;
  • primate (monkey and ape) behavior;
  • the emergence of agriculture, cities, and states; 
  • language and culture;
  • systems of marriage, kinship and family organization;
  • sex-gender divisions;
  • economics, politics, and religion in global perspective;
  • theories of development, power and social change;
  • technoscience and emerging media;
  • world systems, global assemblages, and contemporary cultural predicaments.

*Please note there is a special discussion section of Anthropology 101 this semester that will focus in particular on activities and discussions informed by dialogic pedagogy:[Section 031]. This section is of interest to students who would like to explore topics of social identity and social justice in more depth, making connections between course content and current conversations around issues of race and ethnicity in a smaller discussion based setting. Students who participate in the section can earn credit towards the Minor in Intergroup Relations Education.

Course materials: Textbook and additional readings.

Schedule

ANTHRCUL 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
10860
Open
27
 
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 001 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS 003-014. DIS SECTIONS DO NOT MEET UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
10871
Open
63
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LEC 002 WHEN THEY ELECT A DIS 027-043. DIS SECTIONS DO NOT MEET UNTIL AFTER THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.
003 (DIS)
 In Person
10861
Closed
0
 
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
10862
Closed
0
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
10863
Open
4
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
10864
Closed
0
 
-
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
10865
Closed
0
 
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
10866
Open
2
 
-
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
10867
Open
2
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
 In Person
17210
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
17211
Open
2
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
10868
Closed
0
 
-
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
10869
Open
10
 
-
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
014 (DIS)
 In Person
10870
Open
7
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
027 (DIS)
 In Person
10872
Open
3
 
-
M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
028 (DIS)
 In Person
10873
Open
2
 
-
M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
029 (DIS)
 In Person
10874
Closed
0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
030 (DIS)
 In Person
10875
Open
4
 
-
M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
031 (DIS)
 In Person
10876
Open
4
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This special section will include activities and discussions informed by dialogic pedagogy. Of interest to students who would like to explore topics of social identity and social justice, this section will allow them to make connections between course content and current conversations around issues of race and ethnicity. Students who participate in the section can earn credit towards the Minor in Intergroup Relations Education.
032 (DIS)
 In Person
10877
Open
3
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
033 (DIS)
 In Person
10878
Open
4
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 3:00PM
034 (DIS)
 In Person
10879
Open
1
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
035 (DIS)
 In Person
10880
Open
2
 
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
036 (DIS)
 In Person
10881
Open
2
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
037 (DIS)
 In Person
10882
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
038 (DIS)
 In Person
10883
Closed
0
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
039 (DIS)
 In Person
10884
Open
3
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
040 (DIS)
 In Person
19513
Open
1
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
041 (DIS)
 In Person
20826
Open
3
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
042 (DIS)
 In Person
20827
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
043 (DIS)
 In Person
21291
Open
5
 
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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