10153 Introduction to Anthropology 1

Credits: 6 introductory credits in Sociology & Anthropology

Prerequisites: none

The course is based on a translation of W.A. Haviland, Cultural Anthropology; and on a collection of articles on Israeli and Jewish cultural anthropology, edited by Yael Enoch and Matat Adar-Bunis.

The course presents the unique approach of cultural anthropologists to analyzing cultures, as well as the role of the anthropologist and the main topics in cultural anthropology. It introduces the student to a colorful range of near and distant cultures, emphasizing the changes they are undergoing, as a result of which many are disappearing.

Topics: Language and communication; Child rearing; Economic anthropology; Sex and marriage; Family and household; Kinship and descent; Political organization; Religion and the supernatural; The arts; Cultural change.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.