Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

MET AN 101

  • Social Inquiry I
  • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • Research and Information Literacy

This course is an introduction to the field of cultural anthropology. Cultural anthropology seeks to understand the variety of ways that humans organize their experience and live in the world, including different configurations of kinship, sex, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, politics, and economics. This course introduces students to some of that variety by examining how societies in different regions of the world differ and how both global and local social processes transform them. The course also explores the ways that anthropologists frame their inquiries and how over time they developed new approaches to these issues and to core concepts like culture and society. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Social Inquiry I, Research and Information Literacy.

FALL 2023 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 LaPorte CAS 326 M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm Mts w/MET AN101

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 LaPorte WED 212 M 6:00 pm-8:45 pm

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.