Spring 2016 - SA 101 C100

Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

Class Number: 5568

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Mar 4, 2016
    Fri, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    Apr 19, 2016
    Tue, 7:00–9:00 p.m.



An introduction to the study of human social and cultural life from an anthropological perspective. The course will explore the scope and nature of the discipline of anthropology through study of selected cases drawn from both technologically simple communities and complex modern industrial societies. Students with credit for SA 170 may not take SA 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences. Equivalent Courses: SA170 Breadth-Social Sciences.


Anthropology is the study of humankind. The discipline has emerged from the ambitious dream of achieving an understanding of humankind in all its diversity. In this course we will explore the basic concepts of social and cultural anthropology through a historical and contemporary look at anthropology in practice, paying particular attention to the role of the discipline in terms of political controversies of significance in our own region and the contemporary world at large.


  • Online Participation 10%
  • Assignment 1 (Autobiography) 10%
  • Assignment 2 20%
  • Assignment 3 20%
  • Mid-term Exam 20%
  • Final Exam 20%



Anatomy of a Conflict: Identity, Knowledge And Emotion In Old-Growth Forests, Satterfield

ISBN: 9780774808934

Neither Man Nor Woman - The Hijras Of India (2nd Ed.), Nanda

ISBN: 9780534509033

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

Additional Course Fee: $40

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