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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ANTH 140 - Cultural Anthropology

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
An introduction to central concepts, methods, and findings in cultural anthropology, including culture, cultural difference, the interpretation of culture, and participant-observation. The course uses cross-cultural comparison to question scholarly and commonsense understandings of human nature. Topics may include sexuality, kinship, political and economic systems, myth, ritual and cosmology, and culturally varied ways of constructing race, gender, and ethnicity. Students undertake small research projects and explore different styles of ethnographic writing. Colleen Cohen, Candice Lowe Swift and Xiaobo Yuan.

Two 75-minute periods.



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