Anthropology is a comparative science that examines all societies, ancient and modern, simple and complex. Anthropological Inquiry introduces students to anthropology's four main subdisciplines (sociocultural, archaeological, biological, and linguistic anthropology) as well as a fifth, more recent addition, applied anthropology. It presents anthropology as a social science mode of inquiry, introducing anthropology's major investigative methods and approaches, important anthropological concepts and principles, and anthropology's ongoing self-critique and professional development. With its ethnographic breadth and concern with cultural processes over time and within and between human societies, this course also teaches cross-cultural and intercultural perspectives that go beyond simple observation of cultural difference to more complex understandings of cultural diversity and interaction among the world's peoples.
Intercultural, Instructional Technology Fee, Liberal Arts & Sciences Hours, Social Scientific Mode
Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018