Our textbooks are:
Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures: Born in One World, Living in Another,
edited by G. Spindler and J. E. Stockard (Thomson Wadsworth, 2007), and
The Anthropology of Islam, by Gabriele Marranci (Berg, Oxford, 2008).
Both texts are available at the HSU bookstore. The Islam book can be accessed as an e-book through Huie Library’s website.
Additional readings are on reserve in the library or linked to Angel. For the "World Cultures" course reserve listing, click here.
Brief schedule of topics:
Week 1: What is culture? What do anthropologists do?
Weeks 2, 3, 4, and 5: Cultures of North, South, and Central America. Subsistence patterns. Political organization. Migration.
First midterm exam is on February 21st.
Weeks 7, 8, 9, and 10: Islam in the Middle East, Africa, China, and Indonesia. Anthropology of Religion. Kinship patterns.
Second midterm exam is on April 4th.
Weeks 12, 13, 14, and 15: Cultures of Africa, Oceania, and Australia. Marriage and family, status of women, sex and gender. Exchange systems and money. Applied anthropology and careers in anthropology.
Final exam is Tuesday, May 7, 8-10 a.m.