Course List

Intro to Cultural Anthropology -

ANTH 101 A

Instructor: Dr. Whitney A.M. Leeson
Block: 6
Time: M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 022
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the concepts and methods usedby anthropologists to study human societies andcultures. Case studies from primarilynon-Westerncultures will provide an overview of the cultureconcept and its relationship to institutions ofkinship, marriage, gender, language, race andethnicity, production, exchange, politicalorganization, magic, religion and the arts. Thiscourse is required for the anthropologyconcentration and is an elective in the Sociologymajor and minor programs. (1)

Global Storytelling -

ANTH 310 A

Instructor: Dr. Whitney A.M. Leeson
Block: 5
Time: M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: WEST 123
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: ANTH-101, INQ-260AN or permission

Catalog Description:

Ethnography is anthropology's hallmarkmethodology; a dynamic way of seeing and livinginthe world of the other. This is aproject-intensive course examining the ways inwhich anthropologists conduct ethnographicresearch and write ethnography. Students willpractice a variety of ethnographic fieldworktechniques including, but not limited to,participant observation, field note-taking,interviewing, mapping, photography, and filmproduction. We will examine a few keyethnographicworks, several anthropologists? reflections onthepractice of ethnography, and a variety ofanalyticand interpretive approaches to the production ofethnography. This course is an elective in theSociology major and minor programs. (1)