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John Peter Richardson
B CUSP 131
Bothell Campus

Special Topics in First-Year Learning

Various topics designed to respond to curricular interests and needs for first-year students. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

In this course we will study the core concepts of social and cultural anthropology, exploring the diversity of human experience through comparative study. Focusing on notions, central to anthropological thinking, such as nature, culture, kinship, ritual, identity, and language, this class will use the Bothell campus as a case study, allowing students to get a feel for what it is like to engage in anthropological fieldwork. In the process, by putting the ideas of anthropology to the test, students will gain an understanding of how theory and practice intersect: the interplay of ideas and method.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John Peter Richardson
Date: 11/19/2009