Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 104-01 & 03 - Anthropological Inquiries

Family. This course examines the social institution and symbolic meaning of family from an anthropological perspective. First, we examine how our early human ancestors and primate relatives form and perform “family.” Subsequently, we analyze how family, gender roles, sexuality and child-rearing practices vary cross-culturally and historically. In particular, we consider how recent developments in reproductive technology, cloning, adoptions, and same-sex marriage are reshaping the way we understand relatedness. Finally, we explore notions of “belonging” by looking at the relationship between family, race and nation.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Kulstad