Course Schedule

Lecture, Reading & Exam Schedule for

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

(ANTHROPOLOGY 212)
Spring 2017


Last Update 1/2/17

Texts:
Y
anomamö N. Chagnon, (6th ed.)
The Netsilik Eskimo
. A. Balikci

The Isthmus Zapotecs: A Matrifocal Culture of Mexico
, B. Chiñas (2nd ed.)

Key for text readings:
B=Balikci, C=Chagnon, BC=Chiñas

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week of Topic Readings Exams and Due Dates Web Readings & Videos
January 9
Fieldwork & Cultural Theory B: ix-xxiv; C: 1-44; BC: xi-xx; 1-5  

Video: A Man Called "Bee"

Reading:Chimpanzee Culture?

January 16
Cultural Evolution C: 45-60; BC: 6-15  

Reading:

 Ethnocentrism

January 23 Ecology & Human Adaptation C: 60-72;  B: 1-22; BC: 16-22  

Reading:

Noble or Savage?

February 30
Demography & Subsistence
Review
B: 23-90; BC: 23-41

1st exam Feb 9th


 

February 6
"Environmental Limitations" Food Extraction Systems Settlement Pattern C: 72-100  

Reading:

Some Like it Hot

February 13
Family Life B: 93-109 & 147-162; C: 123-139; BC 43-60 

Video: Mende 

February 20 Kinship B: 111-131; C:140-162 BC: 72-84;   

VideoDadi's Family
Reading:

Feb 27
Marriage & The Incest Taboo
B: 133-144;

 

March 6
Divorce
Food Exchange
C 163-188 and 211-231    
March 13

Division of Labor

Review

B: 163-193;

2nd Exam March 15th

Video: Some Women of Marrakech 

March 19-26: Spring Break

March 27
Sex/Gender  Differences

 

C:189-210;
BC: 85-112
 

April 3
Warfare C: 72-100
 

Reading Evolution and Morality  

Video: The Feast

April 10
Politics & Conflict Management
Sexual Behavior

BC:113-125




More Peace Today?

April 17
Religion
 

BC: 61-71
C: 101-122.
B: 241-257; B: 197-238;

3rd Exam April 19th 
Book Report: Preliminary (optional) due April 21st

Video: We are Mehinaku

Reading: Moral Gods & Cooperation

April 24 Acculturation & Change: current situations
C: 233-268

Review
Dead Week

Final Book Report due: 4/28, midnight




Reading: Rice, Psychology, & Culture

 May 2

Finals Week

    4th Exam
May 4, 1-3 PM
 
 
  

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