Anthropology

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

CAS AN 101

An introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and problems of cultural anthropology, emphasizing study of both traditional and complex societies. Special attention to the evolution of human societies and culture; to the changing organization and meaning of religion, economic life, kinship, and political order; and to the problem of cultural variation in the modern world. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Human Biology, Behavior, and Evolution

CAS AN 102

Biology relevant to the behavioral sciences. Introduces basic principles of evolutionary biology, animal social behavior, primate adaptions, human origins, genetic/hormonal/neural bases of behavior, and issues of human socioecology and adaptions. Discussions highlight nature-vs-nurture issues. Carries natural science divisional credit (without lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Medical Anthropology

CAS AN 210

Examines the influence of culture on health care beliefs, practices, and institutions. Special topics include cross-cultural approaches to birth, aging, and death; drug use and abuse; health care in developing countries; and socialist models of health-care service. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

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Sex and Gender in Anthropological Perspective

CAS AN 260

Cross-cultural examination of changing gender roles, expectations, and activities. Focuses on economic, social, political, and ideological determinants that structure the hierarchy of power and privileges accorded the thoughts, activities, and experiences of women and men in various societies. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Children and Culture

CAS AN 290

Explores the way various cultures shape the lives and social development of children. Topics include cultural concepts of childhood; the acquisition of culture; socialization and moral development; cognition, emotion, and behavior in childhood; children's language and play; and the cultural shaping of personality. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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Investigating Contemporary Globalization

CAS AN 348

Ethnographic and historical investigation of globalization. Special attention to the impact of global capitalism on indigenous communities; popular culture and consumerism; transnational populations; women and work; and relationships between novel forms of communication (i.e., Facebook and email) and changing cultural norms. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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