Introduction to Anthropology
Dr. Suzanne Baker
3 Semester Hours
8 written assignments, 4 exams
Anthropology is the study of the unity and diversity of human beings. This introductory course takes a holist approach, focusing on our physical, social and cultural past and present by including all four fields of the discipline: Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, and Cultural Anthropology. While Archaeology and Physical anthropology focus on physical remains and our common biological makeup, Linguistics, and Cultural Anthropology explore the study of human communication and our richly diverse patterns of social behavior and beliefs.
Texts: Kottak, Conrad. Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity, 11th edition. New York: McGraw Hill, 2006 Peters-Golden, Holly. Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology, 4th edition, Boston: McGraw Hill, 2006.