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INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
Number & Suffix: 11
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY 
Transcript Title: INTRO ANTHROPOLOGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course provides an anthropological perspective on the cultural variation among human societies by examining the history, foundations, and some key cases of the discipline. The course consists of two parts. Part I introduces the history and development of some of the basic concepts, approaches, and research methods of social and cultural anthropology. It does this by means of a critical reading of Nigel Barley’s INNOCENT ANTHROPOLOGIST which is used as an instrument to situate core concepts in the discipline’s historical development. Selected readings from Nanda and Warms’ textbook, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, establish the principal areas of anthropological inquiry. Students gain insight into ethnographic methodology through a field visit involving preparation, observation, and description. Part II develops the conceptual and ethnographic insights acquired in Part I through the study of globalization and Brazilian urban culture. Donna Goldstein’s ethnography of a Rio de Janeiro shanty town demonstrates the continuing relevance of cultural anthropology for the study of contemporary post-industrial society. Goldstein portrays the lives of the poor in a Brazilian favela, conveying the most intimate and hidden details of their lives: from crime and sexual violence, to responsibilities of kinship and friendship, to childhood dreams of riches and the search for dignity. This focus on problems of the inner city shows the consequences of polarized race, class and gender relations, the relationship between culture and the economy, and between individual responsibilities, agency and structural constraints. Relevant chapters of Nanda and Warms’ textbook and a number of articles provide a conceptual framework for Goldstein's ethnography. Students gain further insight into ethnographic methodology and questions of representation through a field visit to an ethnographic museum. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY 
Partner University Department: Anthropology 
Partner University Course Number: UCSSCANT11