Course Schedule

Lecture, Reading & Exam Schedule for

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

(ANTHROPOLOGY 212)
Spring 2016


Last Update 1/2/16

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 11
Fieldwork & Cultural Theory B: ix-xxiv; C: 1-44; BC: xi-xx; 1-5  

Video: A Man Called "Bee"
Web reading: Chimpanzee Culture?

January 18
Cultural Evolution C: 45-60; BC: 6-15  Note: no class Monday (18th) for MLK Day  Ethnocentrism
January 25 Ecology & Human Adaptation C: 60-72;  B: 1-22; BC: 16-22  

Noble or Savage?

February 1
Demography & Subsistence B: 23-90; BC: 23-41

Review Session Feb 5th at 5:00-6:30 in Burnett, RM 203

1st exam Feb 9th


 

February 8
"Environmental Limitations" Food Extraction Systems Settlement Pattern C: 72-100  

Some Like it Hot

February 15
Family Life B: 93-109 & 147-162; C: 123-139; BC 43-60  Video: Mende

 

February 22 Kinship B: 111-131; C:140-162 BC: 72-84;  Video: Dadi's Family

The Romantic Life of the Educated Women

Feb 29
Marriage & The Incest Taboo
B: 133-144;

 

March 7
Divorce
Food Exchange
C 163-188 and 211-231
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March 14 Division of Labor B: 163-193;

Review Session March 14th at 5:00 PM, Burnett 118


2nd Exam March 15th
Video: Some Women of Marrakech

 

March 20-27: Spring Break

March 28
Sex/Gender  Differences

 

C:189-210;
BC: 85-112
 

April 4
Warfare C: 72-100
Video: The Feast Evolution & Morality  
April 11
Politics & Conflict Management
Sexual Behavior

BC:113-125




More Peace Today?

April 18
Religion
 

BC: 61-71
C: 101-122.
B: 241-257; B: 197-238;
Video: We are Mehinaku
3rd Exam Review Session April 18th from 5-6:30 PM in Burnett Hall 118
3rd Exam April 19th 
Book Report: Preliminary (optional) due April 21st

Magical Thinking: Clapton's Guitar

April 25 Acculturation & Change: current situations
C: 233-268

Review
Dead Week

Final Book Report due: 4/28, midnight
Review Session May 3, 6-7:30, 807 Oldfather Hall




Rice, Psychology, & Culture

 May 2 - 6

Finals Week

    4th Exam
May 4, 1-3 PM
 
 
  

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