Geoffrey C. Kushnick
Introduction to the subfields of archaeology, biocultural anthropology, and sociocultural anthropology through the examination of selected problems in human physical, cultural, and social evolution. Not recommended for students who have had other courses in anthropology, archaeology, or biocultural anthropology.
Introduction to anthropology's "four-field" approach to understanding human biological and cultural diversity. Includes introductory surveys of: (a) human evolution from the earliest primates to the origins of agriculture and state-level societies; (b) methods in biological and cultural anthropology, and archaeology; and, (c) major areas of inquiry in sociocultural anthropology (which includes, but is not limited to, economic and political anthropology, and the social construction of ethnicity and race).
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General method of instruction
None. Although the catalog description discourages it, students who have taken other anthropology courses are welcome to enroll.
Class assignments and grading