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Anthropology (ANTH)
308 Condon, 541-346-5102
College of Arts & Sciences
O - All course content is conducted online. Students are not required to come to campus for orientation, testing, or academic support services.
Course Data
  ANTH 161   Intro Cultural Anth >2 >GP >IC 4.00 cr.
A first look into the work of cultural anthropology and an introduction to the cultural diversity of the world.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Masucci EE-mailHomepage Office:   366 Yellow Condon Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-5109
Section has additional FeesCourse Fees: $25.00 per credit
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: FLYER
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  10572 4 200 - mtwrfsu 00 WEB Masucci E Additional Web Resources Available$O
Academic Deadlines
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September 27:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 3:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 3:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 4:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
October 4:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 5:   Add this course
October 5:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 11:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 11:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 18:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 25:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 15:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
December 2:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
The study of individuals and groups within the context of culture. The course examines the sociocultural, political, economic, and psychological lives of people and the interconnections among these. In this course, we will examine many fundamental topics in cultural anthropology. We will begin with an overview of the basic tenets and explore methods and theory in cultural anthropology as a way of viewing peoples around the world. We will probe the ways in which culture impacts thinking, feelings, and moral beliefs in virtually all areas of life.

We will then turn to specific issues including gender, family life, and sexuality, inequality, poverty, and medical and political systems. We will discuss the ways in which colonialism, globalization and the West in particular has affected cultures worldwide.

One of my goals is to, in the words of Melford Spiro, "make the strange familiar and the familiar strange," meaning that what we take for granted and seems "natural" is, in fact, culturally constructed, and that, on the other hand, what seems "unnatural," bizarre," "wrong" and even "evil" may be understood both in its cultural context and for its links to our shared human experience. I hope you'll come away from this course with an appreciation for the various ways in which people create, adapt to, resist, and change their culture.

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