Course Schedule

Lecture, Reading & Exam Schedule for

INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

(ANTHROPOLOGY 212)
Spring 2015


Last Update 12/20/14

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 12
Fieldwork & Cultural Theory B: ix-xxiv; C: 1-44; BC: xi-xx; 1-5  

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

January 19
Cultural Evolution C: 45-60; BC: 6-15  Note: no class Monday for MLK Day  Ethnocentrism
January 26 Ecology & Human Adaptation C: 60-72;  BC: 16-22  

Noble or Savage?

February 2
Demography & Subsistence B: 23-90, BC: 23-41
  • Review Session:
    TBA
  • 1st exam Feb 5th 

 

February 9
Technology & Settlement Pattern B: 3-22; C: 72-100  

Some Like it Hot

February 16
Family Life B: 93-109 & 147-162; C: 123-139; BC 43-60  Video: Mende

 

February 23 Kinship B: 111-131; C:140-162 BC: 72-84;  Video: Dadi's Family

The Romantic Life of the Educated Women

March 3
Marriage B: 133-144;

 

March 9
Divorce
Food Exchange
C 163-188 and 211-231
  • Review session:TBA
  • 2nd exam March 12th
 
March 16 Division of Labor B: 163-193; Video: Some Women of Marrakech  

March 24-29: Spring Break

March 30
Sex/Gender  Differences

 

C:189-210;
BC: 85-112
 

Evolution & Morality

April 6
Warfare  
  • Review Session: TBA
  • 3rd exam, April 9th
 
April 13
Politics & Conflict Management
Sexual Behavior

BC:113-125  

More Peace Today?

April 20 Religion
 

BC: 61-71
C: 101-122.
B: 241-257; B: 197-238;
Video: We are Mehinaku
Book Report: Preliminary (optional) Drafts Due: April 18th

Magical Thinking: Clapton's Guitar

April 27 Acculturation & Change: current situations
 

  

C: 233-268

Review
Dead Week

 

Final Book Report due: April 24th

Fourth exam review: Friday (May 2nd) at 5:00 PM in Burnett 118.

Rice, Psychology, & Culture

 May 4 - 8

Finals Week

    4th Exam
May 7, 1-3 PM
 
 
  

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