Summer 2019 - SA 101 C100

Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

Class Number: 2573

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Jun 12, 2019
    Wed, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

    Aug 8, 2019
    Thu, 8:30–11:30 a.m.



Anthropology asks fundamental questions about how people live and interact in different contexts. Engages with contemporary social life around the world, including the relations among people, ideas, and things. Provides analytical tools to help understand the role of culture and society in our lives. Breadth-Social Sciences.


What is “culture” and why is it worth investigating? This is the broad question guiding our introductory look into the field of anthropology—its historical beginnings, its distinctive methods and concepts, and its relevance to the modern world. This course will explore a number of topics such as gender, race, and globalization, to understand the various ways in which people experience the world, and the implications.


  • Discussions 10%
  • Assignment 10%
  • Essays 30%
  • Midterm Exam 25%
  • Final Exam 25%



Kenny, Michael G. and Kirsten Smillie (2017). Stories of Culture and Place: An Introduction to Anthropology (2ndEdition).University of Toronto Press, Toronto.
ISBN: 9781487593704

Goldstein, Donna. (2013). Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence and Sexuality in A Rio (1st edition). University of California Press, California.
ISBN: 9780520276048

Walsh, Andrew. (2012). Made in Madagascar (1st edition). University of Toronto Press, Toronto
ISBN: 9781442603745

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