Apr 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 104-04 - Introduction to Anthropological Inquires

4 credits (Fall)
Empire and Class-ification. This introductory course invites students to consider anthropology as a set of power-laden analytic tools. How do archaeology,  biological, linguistic, and sociocultural anthropology deploy interdisciplinary techniques for studying today’s most pressing problems from ecological devastation to racialized hierarchy? How are the discipline’s traditional “4 fields” embedded in histories of imperialism, capitalism, and attendant discontent? Empirical classification-e.g., of primate behavior or material remains-is both at the heart of anthropological practice and also a deeply political endeavor. Assignments focused on ethnography and multimedia will prepare majors for continued exploration and valuable inquiry, including in non-academic professional careers.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Staff