Spring 2016 - SA 201W C100

Anthropology and Contemporary Life (A) (4)

Class Number: 7475

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 26, 2016
    Fri, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

    Apr 20, 2016
    Wed, 12:00–2:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:




An introduction to the anthropological perspective as applied to the organization of everyday life in contemporary settings. Introduces positivist, interpretive, and critical interpretive approaches to the analysis of social actions, identities, and values as enacted in space and time. Students with credit for SA 291 may not take SA 201W for further credit. Recommended: SA 101. Writing. Equivalent Courses: SA201 SA291 Writing.


  • Participation 10%
  • Critical Annotation 10%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Auto-ethnography 25%
  • Final Exam 30%



In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio (2nd Ed.), Bourgois

ISBN: 9780521017114

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Additional Course Fee: $40

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