Classroom Delivery - Anth 101 Section 1

Sociocultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by Anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective; research methods; economies; expressive culture; religion; kinship and social relationships; illness and healing; and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.

Classroom Delivery - Anth 101 Section 2

Sociocultural anthropologists examine social patterns and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and create meaning. The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts used by Anthropologists in the study of human behaviour. Topics include the anthropological perspective; research methods; economies; expressive culture; religion; kinship and social relationships; illness and healing; and organization and power. Examples will be drawn from a variety of societies.

Online Delivery

The course will provide analytical and theoretical tools for the study of contemporary cultural phenomena using anthropological methods. Popular culture (film, television, music, Internet, etc.) in modern nation-states will be examined to understand how popular culture shapes ideas of culture and community. In addition, the relationship between popular culture and personal identity and gender construction will be explored. Examples will be drawn from contemporary North American culture as well as from countries around the world.